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The Thai Police should take good notice of what happened with the stolen passport and should check and control the Phuket (and other places) motorrent companies. I am often in Thailand, but I Always refuse to leave my passport at such a company. Most of the companies doesn't want to gice a motorbike without a passport.
Posted by Mr. Holland on March 9, 2014 18:22
Apprehend a victim, but no mention of "apprehending" the car rental staff member. Here's another one, according to the car rental staff, someone, who they thought was Luigi Maraldi's "husband" came for the passport, how would this man know Luigi's name, either Luigi is a liar or the staff member is. I know which one I would suspect and it's not the one they have "apprehended."
Posted by Laurie Howells on March 9, 2014 18:41
i actually thought that passports are "counter checked"at immigrations against theft or possible search warrants, just wondering that it is possible to enter a plane with a stolen reported document.... or were the immigration officers involved???
Posted by ulli on March 9, 2014 18:56
Now the police get involved, better late than never I suppose or is it maybe damage has been done (pure speculation I know)
Posted by Michael on March 9, 2014 19:06
This raises serious concerns.
Posted by Logic on March 9, 2014 20:38
Further to my previous post, it has now been revealed that Interpol do indeed have a list of stolen or missing passports & it is now a major international concern that these 2 listed passports have been used concurrently to board this missing flight, with the FBI involved.
Posted by Logic on March 9, 2014 23:12
I have to join the crowd asking why is the motorbike rental agency also not being called in for questioning ?
Posted by ThaiMike on March 9, 2014 23:41
Never give your passport to anyone for any reason. If the hotel asks for it laugh at them same goes for any other moron asking for it.
Posted by BitterReality on March 10, 2014 00:13
Old game - new story. It always has to come down to a terrible event to reveal the truth.
Posted by Steve L. on March 10, 2014 01:09
Logic, I agree with you 100%. How these stolen passports were successfully used would be laughable if it wasn't so scary.
Posted by Pete on March 10, 2014 08:00
Those who rent motorbikes in the tourist areas of Thailand are caught between a rock and a hard place. Those who come from eastern Europe Russia, etc really have nothing of value (credit cards, or cash) to leave as a deposit for the bike other than their passport.Even leaving a passport is no guarantee as seen by some of the passport scams run by Russians (expired passports), which allows them to just walk away with the bike. Some even sell their passports and then declare them stolen. Until this Malaysian Airline disaster most people were not aware of the huge market for Passports. Hopefully a stolen or sold passport had nothing to do with the Airliners disappearance..
Posted by Ozette on March 11, 2014 16:19
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