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Koh Phangan hotel owner loses 300,000 worth of jewelry she loaded on Bangkok bound plane

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Koh Phangan hotel owner loses 300,000 worth of jewelry she loaded on Bangkok bound plane

 

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KOH SAMUI: -- A female hotel owner on Koh Phangan went on Facebook to complain that she had lost 300,000 baht of jewelry.

 

The gold rings, five baht weight necklace, three diamond rings and a gemstone were all contained in a small bag within a larger case that she loaded in the hold on a flight from Koh Samui to the capital on the 17th, reports Thairath.

 

The jewelry belonged to 45 year old Sophita Fujiwara who owns a hotel on Koh Phangan. The story was shared from the Facebook page of Rapeporn Fujiwara. The owner only realized the items were missing after leaving Suvarnabhumi airport at the completion of her journey.

 

The airline - that was not named - would not take responsibility but in a latest development police on Samui said they had arrested the baggage handler who opened the bag and stole the jewelry.

 

He is Samui native Ibrahim Ha, 34, who worked for a private company that organized baggage handing for the airline at Samui Airport.

 

But so far only 31,000 baht and some gold rings have been recovered.

 

Police said they hoped to recover the rest within the next two to three days.

 

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Samui cops said it was a timely reminder to passengers not to load valuables of this nature in the hold on a plane. They should be kept in hand luggage.

 

Meanwhile the Samui airport authority have held a crisis meeting to discuss ways they can stop such a theft again. These include better checks on baggage handlers before and after their shifts.

 

Source: Thairath

 
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2 minutes ago, webfact said:

Samui cops said it was a timely reminder to passengers not to load valuables of this nature in the hold on a plane. They should be kept in hand luggage.

Not rocket science.

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Only very stupid people will check in jewelleries. To make matter worse its in this country.

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4 hours ago, webfact said:

Samui cops said it was a timely reminder to passengers not to load valuables of this nature in the hold on a plane. They should be kept in hand luggage.

They gave out this valuable advise for free? Looks like there are some folks around willing to spend a lot of money for such information prior to their travel.

I wonder if Mr. Ha will be charged for tarnishing the flawless reputation of the island.

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There could be a network of baggage handlers and their item analyzers in scan machine. One tipped off, and another one ripped off.

 

Gold is a special material with high density, any baggage scanner can identify gold. Often scanners used to find smuggled gold.

 

At least this stupid lady used a padlock or number lock for the luggage.

 

In 15 years, in never lost anything in Suvarnabhumi Airport. Could have happened in Samui, anyway it is a rip-off city.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

The airline - that was not named - would not take responsibility but in a latest development police on Samui said they had arrested the baggage handler who opened the bag and stole the jewelry.

 

5 hours ago, webfact said:

He is Samui native Ibrahim Ha, 34, who worked for a private company that organized baggage handing for the airline at Samui Airport.

There are only 2 airlines that fly USM -> BKK, one of which owns the airport and the baggage handling company...

 

Just saying.

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31 minutes ago, NextStationBangkok said:

There could be a network of baggage handlers and their item analyzers in scan machine. One tipped off, and another one ripped off.

 

Gold is a special material with high density, any baggage scanner can identify gold. Often scanners used to find smuggled gold.

 

At least this stupid lady used a padlock or number lock for the luggage.

 

In 15 years, in never lost anything in Suvarnabhumi Airport. Could have happened in Samui, anyway it is a rip-off city.

I agree. Definitly more than meets the eye here, could go right to the top.

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If she is stupid enough to check-in her valuable things then she is probably not suited to run a hotel!

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i inadvertently left a 700 baht mobile phone in my checked in baggage on a flight from krabi to bkk on thai. sure enough it was gone on arrival. i went to thai customer services, they weren't interested saying basically that i should expect a valuable item to be stolen if i leave it in checked in baggage... very professional.

 

my mistake i guess, but why should the assumption be that items will be nicked when in the custody of thai and/or their sub-contractors?

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10 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

i inadvertently left a 700 baht mobile phone in my checked in baggage on a flight from krabi to bkk on thai. sure enough it was gone on arrival. i went to thai customer services, they weren't interested saying basically that i should expect a valuable item to be stolen if i leave it in checked in baggage... very professional.

 

my mistake i guess, but why should the assumption be that items will be nicked when in the custody of thai and/or their sub-contractors?

700 hundred baht.   wow.   Did it come with a battery?

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It happened to me as well in Samui.
Got my luxury watch stolen out of my luggage....
Never filed a case as I thought nothing would happen anyway

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Perhaps more security screening of who these people employ would help, i have a family member who works at Heathrow , had to jump through many hoops to get the job

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How can people be so stupid to put any valuable items in their suitcases ? Buy a brain or deserve to be robbed !!!

 

 

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20 minutes ago, Black arab said:

Perhaps more security screening of who these people employ would help, i have a family member who works at Heathrow , had to jump through many hoops to get the job

 

 

Heathrow or anybody else in the world, only low so people and robbers do this job. Millions of lugages are stolen yearly. Any suitcase can be opened in second.

 

 

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"The airline - that was not named - would not take responsibility..."

 

why should the airline take responsibility? common sense dictates to keep your valuables with you all the time. i'd say the authorities should even challenge her to prove that she really had that much gold (or whatever that was) in her luggage.

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