Was coming back from seeing Tiesto at Illuzions on Nov 3rd. We were staying in Karon Beach at this point. Just before getting to the K beach roundabout there was a police roadblock. Being Canadian, I assumed it was to see if the driver had been drinking. But to my surprise my niece and I were asked to get out of the tuk tuk and then they asked where we were from and then empty my pockets. The cop then took my wallet and opened every flap and pocket leaving nothing to chance. He then did this to my niece and her wallet/purse. We were then allowed to go.
Just posting this as a warning to let others know that the Thai police don’t mess around w drugs and to ask if this is a normal occurrence in Patong and the surrounding area?