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    Four Brits arrested with forged money on Koh Phangan

    Their holiday may be longer than planned

    Bangkok Post

    16 September 2016

    SURAT THANI Four young Britons visiting the famous full moon party venue Koh Phangan have been arrested for passing forged pound banknotes and having a small amount of dried marijuana.

    The police made the arrest at 1am Friday at a rented house in tambon Ban Tai after an investigation exposed the four men as the people spending the forged currency.

    The police seized 96 fake 20 notes, which would be worth around 86,000 baht, and 2.11 grammes of dried marijuana.

    Pol Col Somchai Noppasri, commander of Koh Phangan police, said the four men confessed that they had brought the forged currency with them from the UK to spend during the trip to Koh Phangan. They took turns changing 100 at a time into baht at a privately operated currency exchange on the island.

    They were charged with owning and passing fake foreign currency and illegally possessing drugs.

    The four men were named as: Adam Carter, 21 and three 23-year-olds: Thomas Moore, Luke Swainston-Thomas and Bradley Turner.


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    Another one in News today

    Couple arrested for printing fake banknotes

    A man and his girlfriend were arrested on charges of printing counterfeit US, Lao and Thai banknotes in Bang Khen district, Bangkok, after a three-month investigation sparked by a request from the US Treasury.

    Pol Maj Gen Sommai Kongwisaisuk, deputy commissioner of the Central Investigation Bureau, said Treasury officials in the United States had asked Thai police to find the counterfeiters who were making forged dollar banknotes that were found in circulation in the US.
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    Obviously not the sharpest tools (sic) in the shed....
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    ^Smoking all their own choof wouldn't have helped matters...555

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    Pol Col Somchai Noppasri said the Foreign Office will also been notified with regards to the counterfeit pound sterling banknotes. Possession and distribution of counterfeit money carries a maximum 10 year sentence in the United Kingdom.
    British Backpackers Arrested for Passing Fake Pound Sterling Banknotes in Koh Pangan, Thailand | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper

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    Dumbfucks! How could anyone be so stupid? And especially in an Asian country where they don't mess around with criminals? Asian prisons are not the nicest places for a holiday stay. it's not like Canada or Great Britain where you get a free pass if you commit a criminal act.
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    Pic of the lads


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