Thai Tourist Police release statistics highlighting crackdown on illegal activities
The figures were recently presented to the Minister in a meeting with the head of the Tourist Police.
Since the Minister assumed his post, Tourist Police throughout the country have proceeded to arrest and prosecute the following cases:
6,333 cases of unlicensed tour operators
26 cases of scams who cheat tourists to buy low quality products and services at high prices
12,679 cases of taxi drivers for exploiting passengers and other forms of illegal behaviour; such as, rejecting passengers
3,408 cases of taxi drivers reported for refusing to use the meter
1,659 cases of taxi drivers who overcharge the fare
35 cases of illegal services establishment
1,406 cases of drugs in tourist attractions
9,533 cases of crimes against tourists
161 cases of mafia and “influential persons” who illegally carry weapons in tourist attractions
1,581 cases of illegal tour guides
390 cases of “sitting” tour guides who let unlicensed foreign guides operate on their behalf
The Tourist Police has also assured that this vigorous crackdown will remain in place nationwide all throughout 2019 in order to ensure that all visitors have a safe and comfortable stay in Thailand.
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