• Report: #1109093
Complaint Review:

Robert Craig

  • Submitted: Sun, December 22, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, December 22, 2013

  • Reported By: Teresa — Portland Oregon
Robert Craig
Palau de la Musica, 1 Barcelona, Other Spain

Robert Craig Rob Craig Drug-trafficking, sex-pervert British cop operates tour company in Spain Barcelona Catalonia

*Author of original report: The painful truth of Robert Craig's past

*Consumer Comment: I remember Robert Craig

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I was appalled to learn that my family and I had used the services of a convicted drug trafficker and sexual deviant while on holiday in Spain.

Robert Craig, a British man in his late 40s, now operates a tour business in Barcelona. During the 80s/early 90s, when he was a serving officer in the UK police force, Craig was convicted of drug trafficking in France and served a sentence in a French jail. Upon release in the 90s, he headed to Thailand. He got employment at more than one media organization, and spent much of his leisure time picking up young Thai men dressed as women – in various stages of sexual transformation, with breasts and suchlike – and having sex with them. He did also enjoy the company of real women.

One of his girlfriends was a US-educated young Thai woman from a well-to-do family whose name was Hattaya. He met her while working at the long-since-closed Bangkok media company Wattachak, which had launched English-language newspaper Thailand Times. She ceased working at Thailand Times the very day after she climbed on a roof at his house, looked through his window, and saw him engaged in sex with a transvestite/transsexual. It later transpired that she had taken up employment with the Thai Foreign Ministry in the diplomatic service. She wanted nothing more to do with Robert Craig, who continued in his work at Thailand Times and also did a little newsreading on a government-operated English-language radio station in Bangkok.. [continued below]....


He later left Thailand Times after he acquired the position of managing editor at Expression magazine, a publication of American Express. After he was dismissed from that role for plagiarizing articles and pocketing funds intended for contributing writers, he headed for Spain with a Spanish woman he had met in Bangkok.

He now operates Explore Catalunya in Barcelona. You can see them at http://www.explorecatalunya.com/ and http://www.day-tours-from-barcelona.com/

I note that there is a new number and address for the business:

Explore Catalunya
Palau de la Musica, 1
Tel. ++ 34 93 125 8830

It is not clear whether Robert Craig still faces disciplinary or legal action back in the UK. The UK police might be reluctant to tell anything, though, as Robert Craig and his ilk obviously would not be their pride and joy. The French authorities would have details of the conviction. American Express would be able to confirm he was employed by them in Bangkok. Certain other witnesses would be able to confirm his sexual proclivity. Hattaya might have an interesting comment, if she could be tracked down.

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#1 Author of original report

The painful truth of Robert Craig's past

AUTHOR: Teresa - ()

I note that Explore Catalunya's Robert Craig has chosen to provide his response at a venue other than this forum: http://www.authorizedstatement.org/ripoffreport-rebuttals/1109093-Robert-Craig-Catalonia-Barcelona-Spain.php

In his response, Robert Craig brands revelations about details of his past as "disgusting" and "lies".

I agree that the details are disgusting, but there is no doubt they are factual.

If Robert Craig believes he has been defamed, then why does he not sue Ripoff Report? It's because he is well aware that the reports about his sordid past can be verified through government and employment records, as well as through the testimony of witnesses.

The truth can be hard on family and friends, so I understand why Robert Craig would now want to deny his past. There are consequences for our actions, even those actions we'd like to hide and forget.

This forum is a valuable resource for exposing such misdeeds, and the bad press it sometimes gets is grossly unfair.

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I remember Robert Craig

AUTHOR: Roger - ()

Wow! Blast from the past.

I knew this guy Robert Craig from Khaosan Road, the backpackers area of Bangkok. Yup, he never made much effort to keep a secret about his fondness for the bottoms of Thai tranny hookers. Seemed proud of it.

I didn't know he was an ex-cop, though. Maybe the French jail is where he developed his liking for sissy-boys dressed in women's clothes. HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Are sissy-boy hangouts part of the Barcelona tours he's offering now? He doesn't mention it at his Twitter page (at)ToursBarcelona.

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