Mr. McAfee, I'd like to thank you for your frankness and the time you took to respond to the questions. However, in regards to dealing with corrupt officials in Third World Countries I have to strongly voice my objection to your advice.
I was born and raised in a Third World country (Jamaica to be precise) and am painfully too aware and experienced with corruption at many levels. Encouraging it is an extreme disservice to the citizens of this Third World nation, and, I believe, to any Third World nation. Educated and hard working citizens here are fighting a long, laborious, uphill battle against corruption. It is single-handedly the largest obstacle we face in the advancement of our society and country as a whole.
We take serious offence to any foreigner encouraging corruption in our police force or any area of government for that matter. Some of the advice you have given here could land a foreigner in jail for a fair spell under some extremely unpleasant circumstances and, frankly, I personally would have little to no pity for them.
I have lived and worked here all my life, been stopped for speeding, passed through countless road blocks had police officers and other officials demand bribes and never ever have I paid one. In every instance, the official in question invariably backed down with nothing gained for their efforts and, in some cases, faced serious punishment from their superiors. To add some additional perspective, I am white, so at first glance the authorities believe me to be a foreigner.
My advice to any foreigner in a similar situation would be to determinedly refuse to pay and the official WILL capitulate. Keep your wits about you, use your common sense and you wont have drugs planted on you or be placed in a compromising situation. Lastly, don't, under any circumstance, try to use your vehicle to run from a police or army road block. The police / soldiers will immediately shoot to kill or capture and they will chase you down.
Bottom line, if you want to buy, sell and take drugs, bribe cops etcetera etcetera while on some self entitled, booze/drug addled law-breaking jaunt, do it in your own country and stay out of ours. We have enough garbage to deal with as it is.