Bangkok’s ‘cigarette police’

Bangkok's 'cigarette police' - Bangkok Post, August 29, 2010
...Commonly known as the "cigarette police", the BMA's inspectors, known in Thai as thetsakij, appear to ignore most of the city's litterbugs--a look down any of Bangkok's main roads will reveal piles of garbage--and only catch foreign tourists who drop cigarette butts.
Even the Spectrum team was harassed by the thetsakij as they gathered evidence and conducted interviews with people who had been caught and fined for littering.
In fact, the author if this story had a brush with the thetsakij outside Benjasiri Park--one of the many downtown areas they operate in--which could only be described as an act of intimidation and harassment...

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