Iranian tourist sniffs scam after being fined for littering in Pattaya

An Iranian tourist cried foul after he he was fined for littering on a Pattaya walking street early on Wednesday by men who claimed to be Pattaya City officials but failed to issue a receipt. Shahrokh Assadizadldleh, 32, lodged a complaint at a Pattaya police station at 3.30am on Wednesday. Speaking via an interpreter, the tourist said he was strolling on Pattaya Walking Street when a group of men dressed like officials approached him and demanded he pay a fine of Bt2,000 for dropping a cigarette butt. The men took him to a desk of officials in front of the Siam Bayshore Resort to pay the fine. He said he paid it but the officials declined to give him a receipt. The tourist then led police and reporters to the booth of Pattaya City officials at the spot, but none of them knew anything about the fine. The officials said...


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