Suvarnabhumi denies airport staff stole from passengers’ baggage

Photo: Shotwhore Photography/Flickr
Photo: Shotwhore Photography/Flickr

The Immigration Bureau and Suvarnabhumi Airport have confirmed that the airport has a high security system, following allegations on social media that an airport officer stole the belongings of passengers.

Commander of the Immigration Bureau Pol. Lt. Gen. Natthon Phrosunthon said the bureau and the airport had already taken care of the passengers whose bags had been opened. The passengers made reports with the Suvarnabhumi Airport Police Station but had not filed complaints since no valuable items had been lost, said the commander.

In late February, Thai passengers who traveled through the airport to Okinawa, Japan reported their suitcases’ locks were destroyed and suspected that airport staff raided their bags.
Pol. Lt. Gen. Natthon explained that the airport officers might open the bags for security reasons and to ensure passengers of security of the airport. As for the high volume of departure passenger traffic, the airport worked with all relevant units to manage the passengers systematically and efficiently, reported Thai News Bureau.

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