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Old 08-16-2008, 06:32 AM   #4876
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THIS MAKMAAK

I bought some crappy weed for just 500 baht wich was pretty cheap however the weed was crap, it looked like hash but was actually weed i think, the color was more brown then green and it had seeeds in it... the high wasnt great so I didnt tought about it it anymore and carried it around in my funny pack for like 1 week...

one day I was heading to MBK to buy some PS3 Game as the police stops my motorboke taxi at Asoke...first I was totally cool and didnt have any thoughts but by the time the policeman wanted to look into my pack something striked me and I got nervous makmaak...

he almost didnt found it as I carry alot of trash in there but eventually he saw it gave me a look smiled to his fellow policeman and told me to follow him...so I sit down in there and all sorts of thoughts going through my mind as in germany id propably just laugh at them because no judge would do **** about some grams of weed...

in berlin its like nothing happens under 30 grams but in here u can go to jail for years then i thought about thai jails...lol what a ****ty situation that was...the cops didnt say anything just asked for my passport and some random stuff where iam from and what i do etc...

So eventually I ask the guy who found it what we can do? In anticipation to start talks about a bribe...so I kinda ask him if i have to pay a fine playing stupid so he doesnt have to loose in front of me...he laughs and gets serious shortly after...that was demoralizing makmaak... I ask him gently again and he kinda smiles shakes his head and says he could go to jail...fuuuuck thats was ruff...

Anyway I refuse to accept that I cant buy my way out of here and try to stay calm cool...I eventually ask again and tell them that I have family etc... he asks his boss who seemed uninterested as I was just a random thai huy with no driving license...

I talked with him and when I brought the "fine" thing up he just shook his head..I didnt know what to say and stayed quite sitting on my chair...some random black guy comes in and they talk...i believe he had problems with his visa...I cant remember...There was also a thai male sitting in the whole time who was my hope...


I tried to believe that they were waiting to be alone with me for recieve their "fine"...also earlier the cop asked me how much and i showed him what I have wich was 7k baht and he didnt react to that wich made me hope that theyre just trying to get more...

I was also going with my girlfriend...they didnt realized the police had stopped me and she left her phone in the room wich made it impossible to get her to come and make things easier...that they confirmed to try to call her up to my request made me hope too...

so eventually everyones out and im alone with the boss...he says soemthing like " we call polce now " " u go jail " " u have big problem " " big problem in thailand " ...something around those lines...I say..." can you help me ?" he replies " help you? " I say " yes " he asks " can you pay? " wowowowow thats like a 1 outer for 10 stacks.. I say " yes " He ask " how much " I show how much I got wich was around 7k...he ask "20K?" I confirm but i have to go to atm at the mrt...so he lets me go ..I come back and give it to him under table...took me like 30 minutes after that to get back into a normal mode...that was psycholigical torture makmaak...since then ive sworn to never touch drugs again...


wow scary **** yo. glad you got out of that ok. anybody know what the actual penalty is if you cannot bribe your way out of it?
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:49 AM   #4877
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awesome story, I'd have been pretty damn worried!
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:36 AM   #4878
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i wouldn't have had the balls to do it, but itd have been insanely awesome if you countered his 20k with a lower offer.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:02 AM   #4879
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well i could have just said that I dont have anymore and my gf has my atm card or that I can get just 3k more..theres nothing he can do...refuse the money? No way he would do that but i was just happy to get out of there as my brain wasnt quite that cool anymore...
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #4880
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refuse the money? No way he would do that
i disagree here. i have seen Thai's refuse to barter down from a price they have set even if it is +EV for them to do so. If you would have stood strong on 7k baht, I actually think its more likely you are in jail right now than free.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:56 AM   #4881
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i disagree here. i have seen Thai's refuse to barter down from a price they have set even if it is +EV for them to do so. If you would have stood strong on 7k baht, I actually think its more likely you are in jail right now than free.
while that may be true i dont think its plus Ev for him to refuse 7k Baht...but yeah would be pretty stupid to start bargaining hehe
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:54 AM   #4882
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might be -ev for him not to take the 7k but good for metagame
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:09 PM   #4883
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too bad you didn't have pumui's phone number. He has super ninja gfs and knows all the police generals and I think the Prime Minister himself.

But, aside from having superpumpui come to your aid it seems you handled as best as possible aside from forgetting you were carrying around contraband which could cost you your freedom.
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Old 08-16-2008, 12:27 PM   #4884
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too bad you didn't have pumui's phone number. He has super ninja gfs and knows all the police generals and I think the Prime Minister himself.

But, aside from having superpumpui come to your aid it seems you handled as best as possible aside from forgetting you were carrying around contraband which could cost you your freedom.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:03 PM   #4885
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20K isn't a bad price to pay from what I've heard, it could run much higher. This is about the same price you'll pay if you get in an accident while drinking and driving.

I don't smoke at all, but for those that can't go without it, getting it from a farang expat would be much safer. Of course if you're more adventurous try a place mentioned hear and write up a trip report.
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Old 08-16-2008, 01:45 PM   #4886
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Yea another thing I was going to ask about was the money situation. Should I just get a bunch of $USD exchanged for baht and only spend cash or should I try to get a Thai acct and a card, etc.? Also, being from the states is is going to be absolutely impossible to process withdrawals from poker sites?
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:12 PM   #4887
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You don't really have much bargaining leverage when your balls are in a vice.
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:11 PM   #4888
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These are the current penaltys for possion and consumption.

CATEGORY I dangerous narcotics such as heroin, amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy and LSD

Possession: imprisonment of 1-10 years and a fine of 10,000 - 100,000 Baht

Consumption: imprisonment of 6 months - 10 years and a fine of 5,000 - 100,000 Baht

CATEGORY II ordinary narcotics such as coca leaf, cocaine, codeine, concentrate of poppy straw, methadone, morphine, medicinal opium and opium

Possesion: imprisonment not exceeding 5 years and a fine not exceeding 50,000 Baht

Consumption: imprisonment of 6 months - 10 years and a fine of 5,000 - 100,000 Baht

CATEGORY III narcotics which are in the form of medicinal formula and contain narcotics of Category II as ingredients

CATEGORY IV chemicals used for producing narcotics of Category I or II such as acetic anhydride, acetyl chloride, ethylidin diacetate, chlorpseudoephedrine, ergometrine, ergotamine, isosafrole, lysergic acid, piperonal and safrole

Possession: imprisonment not exceeding 5 years and a fine not exceeding 50,000 Baht

CATEGORY V 4 narcotics which are not included in Category I to IV - i.e. cannabis, kratom plant, poppy plant and magic mushroom.

Possession: imprisonment not exceeding 5 years and a fine not exceeding 50,000 Baht

Consumption: imprisonment not exceeding 1 year and a fine not exceeding 10,000 Baht
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:42 PM   #4889
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ATM offers the best conversion followed by large travelers checks and crisp $100 bills. Best thing to do before you leave is open a capital one high yield money market account or schwab investor checking, both have 0% foreign exchange fees. I think the only option for US players right now (at least for pokerstars) is to have someone in the states deposit your checks while you're gone, or trade someone for THB.


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Yea another thing I was going to ask about was the money situation. Should I just get a bunch of $USD exchanged for baht and only spend cash or should I try to get a Thai acct and a card, etc.? Also, being from the states is is going to be absolutely impossible to process withdrawals from poker sites?
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Old 08-16-2008, 08:16 PM   #4890
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If anybody needs to find a place, particularly in Bangkok just shoot me a PM. Found a nice guy over here with great prices. He helped alot getting setup and answered pretty much everything I wanted to know about the place last night. My girlfriend and I, himself and the family that owns the place sat around eating and drinking bottomless glasses of beer. Was great fun.

edit: this is for 3months+ stays.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:37 AM   #4891
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20K isn't a bad price to pay from what I've heard, it could run much higher. This is about the same price you'll pay if you get in an accident while drinking and driving.

I don't smoke at all, but for those that can't go without it, getting it from a farang expat would be much safer. Of course if you're more adventurous try a place mentioned hear and write up a trip report.

lol wtf?

somebody go and post a trip report please

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Where to Buy Marijuana in Bangkok: Go to Soi 33. Go down the Soi until you reach the parking lot. There will be an old lady there who will sell you any amount of marijuana. Also, go to Soi 26 all the way at the very end of the Soi there will be a hotel. The motorcycle taxi drivers outside the hotel will sell you any drug. You will have to wait a while before you get it. But theres a bar in the hotel and a 7/11 outside so you can kill time.
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:39 AM   #4892
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i wouldn't have had the balls to do it, but itd have been insanely awesome if you countered his 20k with a lower offer.

'no cannot, i lose money' <grab his calculator and type in 10,000 baht...then smile> 'ok, na, na, na'
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:21 AM   #4893
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Where to Buy Marijuana in Bangkok: Go to Soi 33. Go down the Soi until you reach the parking lot. There will be an old lady there who will sell you any amount of marijuana. Also, go to Soi 26 all the way at the very end of the Soi there will be a hotel. The motorcycle taxi drivers outside the hotel will sell you any drug. You will have to wait a while before you get it. But theres a bar in the hotel and a 7/11 outside so you can kill time.
Anyone ******ed enough to do this deserves to go to jail. If you can't live without getting high, live in Laos or Cambodia instead. In Cambodia you can light up a spliff in public while raping a child and no one will care.
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:31 AM   #4894
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'no cannot, i lose money' <grab his calculator and type in 10,000 baht...then smile> 'ok, na, na, na'
lol haha, seriously though...theres no way I think he will refuse 10K baht but given the stakes i think its okay to just call the 20k, sanity plus EV
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Old 08-17-2008, 02:37 AM   #4895
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In the islands, it is even easier to purchase pot. For example, the Bob-Marley restaurant in Kopan-gan sells pot as a menu item.
jing jing?
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:01 AM   #4896
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too bad you didn't have pumui's phone number. He has super ninja gfs and knows all the police generals and I think the Prime Minister himself.

But, aside from having superpumpui come to your aid it seems you handled as best as possible aside from forgetting you were carrying around contraband which could cost you your freedom.
tiger claw brass knuckles are basically the coolest thing aside from gibbons. any idea how i can legally/illegally get some weapons back to canada?
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:10 AM   #4897
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Just order them in Canada.
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:52 AM   #4898
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Just order them in Canada.
way too simple . plus smuggling is fun. i would like to buy a weapon in thailand and just bring it back with me. odds on getting it into canada without my bag being checked? i feel like it would be about 70% but im basing that on absolutely nothing.
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Old 08-17-2008, 06:07 AM   #4899
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I think you can have knives in your checked luggage but definitely check first. You could also just ship it.
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Old 08-17-2008, 08:27 AM   #4900
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my friend brought back a tazer and some other knify ****s... no problem


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