Taxi Driver Jailed For Cheating Chinese Tourists

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BANGKOK — Four tourists taken for a ride by an unlicensed taxi driver who charged them 2,450 baht to travel six kilometers saw swift justice Wednesday.

Surachai Sritabthai was sent to jailed for one month and fined 1,000 baht for cheating four male Chinese tourists who wanted to go from Airport Rail Link Phayathai to their Samsen Road hotel on Tuesday night.


He was arrested Wednesday night at his apartment in Soi Ratchada 10.

Surachai told officers that he altered his license plate numbers from 665 to 666.


He used his brother’s car and admitted to not having a taxi driver license, according to Sukree Jaruphum of the Land Transport Department.