A security electronic camera tape-recording supposedly reveals a Pattaya policeman obtaining a Chinese traveler in Pattaya on Jan 28. (Image provided)

An authorities senior sergeant significant is declared to have actually required 60,000 baht from a foreign traveler for ownership of an e-cigarette.

His transfer to a non-active post followed a report and photos on the “Sharpen Krasae” tv program aired on Channel 3 on Tuesday.

A Chinese tourist guide was stated to have actually sent out a message to other guides in his group stating that a traveler under his care was apprehended for having an e-cigarette by a police officer who required a fine of 60,000 baht. After some bargaining, the amount was decreased to 30,000 baht.

Belongings of vaping gadgets is forbidden in Thailand.

This presumably occurred in Pattaya on Jan 28 or 29 this year.

An examination discovered that the police officer included was Pol Sen Sgt Maj Noppakrit Pornwatanathanakij, a traffic officer at Pattaya police headquarters.

A committee has actually been established to check out the supposed obtaining of an allurement.

The Pattaya event follows the prominent case of Taiwanese starlet Charlene An being obtained by authorities at a checkpoint in Bangkok on Jan 4. The starlet stated she was released after paying authorities 27,000 baht.

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