Interpol to lead piracy crackdown in Thailand

Saw this in the Nation today. Almost fell out of my chair laughing:

BANGKOK: — Thai police will be joining the Interpol-led weeklong crackdown on pirated goods, which kicks off tomorrow. Also participating are Bangladesh, Fiji, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Police adviser Pol General Chalermkiat Sriworakhan said officers will raid eight areas in Bangkok, namely the Khlong Thom Market, Ban Mor, Saphan Lek, MBK, Pantip, Sukhumvit Sois 13-19, Silom and Soi Patpong. Raids are also planned for Pattaya, Phuket, Samui, Hua Hin, and Chiang Mai.

So basically the Thai Police are announcing to the guys selling pirated goods, not only here, but all over Southeast Asia that there will be a "crackdown" tomorrow.  It's like calling a murder suspect on the phone and telling the guy "we'll be over tomorrow to get you".  Oh yeah, he'll be waiting at the door with his hands up, won't he?

But I think it's nice they picked a Thai holiday weekend to do it on.  At least the guys can go visit their families and hide their stuff to avoid being arrested or getting their goods taken away.

Come Monday it will be business as usual, or as we like to say out here "same, same".

Until next time, enjoy yourself!

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