The Suvarnabhumi Airport Officers captured 2 Chinese who were stealing foreign passengers baggage as they were traveling into Thailand. The officers are preparing a request to remove their visa allowing them to stay in Thailand along with prosecuting them according to Thai law. The actions of these 2 Chinese have affected Thailand’s national reputation.
The security footage from the airport was publicly published on the 2nd of this month. The footage captured Chuen Teh Wei on 31 May 2019, he trying to blend in as a tourist on the 4th floor of the airport. He looked around for baggage that was left unattended and ended up stealing a suitcase from Vietnam passengers before leaving on a taxi.
The Immigration Police worked with the Suvarnabhumi Airport Officers and handed the footage evidence to the court where an arrest warrant was issued. Chuen was arrested at a room on Khao San Road, Bangkok City. When they entered the room, another Chinese man named Tung Jin San was in the same room.
Turns out, Tung was also captured in the security footage while he was stealing foreigners baggage in Suvarnabhumi Airport on 22 May 2019. The clothes used to commit the crimes were found in the room along with foreign currency matching the description of the evidence. Both men were taken into an investigation. Chuen admitted to his crimes, but Tung insists that he did not commit theft at the airport.
Chuen will be prosecuted under theft charges. Tung will be requested to have his Thai Temporary Visa renounced and he will be sent to the Immigration Police for prosecution as he is a danger to society.
The Vietnam passenger came to file a report with the police about his baggage that was stolen on 31 May 2019. Another English woman came to file a report about her 1,000 EUR or 35,000 THB that was stolen from her at the airport.
FB Caption: Chuen and Tung were captured in the security footage at Suvarnabhumi Airport stealing foreigners baggage.
Source: Thai PBS