A girl posted on Facebook of an incident that happened to her on the 9th of this month.
Thithalie Wongchawakronkul 28 years old posted on the 21st of this month that she was traveling from Udon Thani province to Don Muang Airport in Bangkok. Before boarding the plane, she decided to place her phone inside her luggage, the luggage was then checked by the airline and loaded into the airplane.
Thithalie didn’t even think of the possibility that her phone would be stolen as she thought that the airline and airport had enough security with well-trained staff to take care of passengers suitcases and personal belongings loaded into the plain. Thithalie double checked by asking an officer at the check-in counter whether she could keep the phone in her luggage and the airline officer informed her that it was fine.
When Thithalie arrived at the Don Muang Airport, she proceeded to walk to the conveyor belt and waited for her luggage. As she opened the luggage to receive her phone Thithalie realized that her phone was missing. She looked everywhere and tried dialing the phone but no one answered. The next day Thithalie went to the Chokchai Police Station and filed a report to track the IMEI of her iPhone X.
Thithalie received a signal from the phone at around 11.00 PM later that day. The signal showed that the phone was in Klong 2, Lamlukka, Pathum Thani province about 30 minutes away from the Don Muang Airport. She decided to visit the house in the location right away out of curiosity to who stole her phone. When she arrived, there were clothes used by the airport staff hanging on the clothes hanger in front of the house.
Thithalie took some photos as proof and notified the Khu Khot police Station of her discovery. The police came to check on the house and met with the owner who stated that he bought the phone for 4,000 THB from a cleaning lady at the airport. WhenThithalie tracked down the cleaning lady, she told Thithalie that the phone was given to her by her boyfriend who was working as the head of staff for the airline.
As the people involved in the case were slowly exposed, it shows that they might be a group of airport staff running the operation to steal passengers belongings. One easy method to see what valuable items are inside each luggage is thanks to the airport X-Ray machine.