A Tourist from Oman was caught-up in a suspected case of extortion involving two Police Volunteers and an Iranian Businessman who claimed he worked as a translator for the Police. A member of the public called Police to check a Silver Toyota Vios after seeing the Omani tourist being put into the car in handcuffs. The car was stopped outside the Siam Bayview Hotel in Central Pattaya and was being driven by Mr. Arash Jamshidi aged 35 from Iran, who produced a Work Permit and claimed to be a well-known businessman in Pattaya and was assisting with translation only. Also in the car was Khun Ganokporn aged 42, a Pattaya Police Volunteer, and riding behind the car on a motorbike was another volunteer, Khun Mongkon aged 48. The alleged victim is Mr. Mohhamed Abdullah Adam Al Balushi aged 26 from Oman who revealed that earlier in the day he had been arrested by Pattaya Police and fined 500 Baht for a public order offence. He was then released and hours later received a visit at his apartment at the Yensabai Condo in South Pattaya. He claims the female Police Volunteer and Mr. Jamshidi demanded payment of 10,000 Baht as Mr. Al Balushi was suspected of being involved in illegal drugs. He was unable to pay and the male Police Volunteer arrived and reportedly handcuffed Mr. Balushi who was then escorted by car to his friend’s apartment where the money was going to be handed-over. Before that Police intercepted the car and took all those concerned in the case to Pattaya Police Station. Mr. Jamshidi and the two Thai Police Volunteers denied all allegations brought against them and the case is still under investigation.