Corruption. Bad police stop | Checkpoint

Guinea

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3 months ago
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481.1 masl
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Africaexplorer

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They held our carnet and international driving licence to ransom. Fined us for wearing sandals. Fine 500,000 in end pay 50,000 to go.

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Were stopped and controlled without any further problems.
Checked for shoes (we were not wearing sandals), triangle and medical kit.
Also asked for car papers and driver's license-we only handed out copies.
After having shown everything and exchanged a few words, we were on the road again.
Whole procedure took not longer than 5 minutes.

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This was not bad at all. They asked for a passport and document for motorcycle 🏍️ . Instead of CDP I showed them registration papers from my home country and they were fine with that. Let me go after 3 min.

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Smile, chat, laugh, get waved through. That „recipe“ works for us everywhere and also here. Never had any trouble at any checkpoint in Westafrica.
After all that smiling and chatting, we were waved through. Didn’t even ask for papers.

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It is important to put on sturdy shoes, wear a seatbelt, approach the road obstacle slowly, only hand out copies of the documents and laugh a lot while discussing. He asked for gifts and money. The police officer let us move on after 10 minutes.

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They held our carnet and international driving licence to ransom. Fined us for wearing sandals. Fine 500,000 in end pay 50,000 to go.

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