The Sihanoukville Shakedown Lots of us have ridden in Sihanoukville and are familiar with the way the BiB earn their bonus. They lie in wait for barang at the Lion Roundabout and traffic lights etc . Licence and crash helmet are the main target items, but even if they can't find anything they still want small money ($2). Once shaken down you should be excused at the next checkpoint. They are usually low rank and don't speak English, but that can be a plus. This is not about that, it's about taking your own bike in and being stopped by a higher ranking officer who knew his stuff and spoke excellent English...........and wanted big money. I have had a PM conversation with BM Rookie after the event and what he told me confirmed that I went through the correct process at Cham Yeam crossing and had the proper paperwork, which I presented. The officer and 2 other BiB pulled me over at Lion roundabout. He told me that my paperwork was incomplete and that I should have a Cambodian Permit with a date stamp from the border. He told me that the permission to enter by that crossing was limited to Koh Kong Province only and that I should not be in Sihanoukville. He produced his book and said that he had to make a full report and summon some more officers to collect and impound my bike and that it would take 1-2 weeks to sort out. Although it was obviously a well rehearsed scam, I wasn't sure of my ground re the KK only part. I subsequently returned to KK, where they confirmed that I shouldn't have left KK Province, but that I could only get a Permit from PP. From everything I've read since, I believe that is BS, but I'd appreciate confirmation and links to the information from any of you experts on here. In the event, it cost me $50 to get loose from SV. I was given a sort of free pass reference but told to stay on the main highway and return to KK. Apart from effectively demanding money with menaces, the officer was very polite and helpful and said it would be very unwise to go into PP and possibly face the same problem there. He also said that I should tell subsequent checkpoints in SV that I had already been stopped and 'fined' but that it was small money - for obvious reasons, having made sure his underlings hadn't seen how much he took from me. I have previously ridden hire scoots around SV and I rode a scoot from Pattaya to PP and back, which was incident free. This trip was on a D-Tracker 250cc. I'm interested as to whether anyone else has encountered this scam, but mainly, my question to the more experienced travellers here is simply: What would you have done?