Thai cops go above and beyond to help Chinese tourist return home

Good eggs from the Royal Thai Police force in Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand, helped a Chinese tourist get her passport back in the nick of time before her flight back to China last night.

At 10pm, officers at Chang Phuak Police Station received a call from a distressed Chinese tourist.

The tourist rented a car from a car rental company in the city. The company took her passport and ID card and said she would get them back once she returned the car.

However, when she tried to return the car last night, the shop was closed. There were just hours until her flight back home to China.

Pol. Capt. Sukhit Jaksuwan sprang into action and rushed to the scene to help. He tried contacting the rental company through their phone number but no one answered.

By coordinating with locals, Captain Sukhit managed to get in contact with the staff at the company who hurried down to open up the shop.

The tourist’s ID and passport were returned in the nick of time, and if that wasn’t enough, police escorted her to Chiang Mai International Airport to send her on her way.

Just one week ago, Tourist Police in Phuket helped to reunite a 29 year old American tourist with his passport just hours before his flight.

Edward Freitas left his bag, containing his passport, in a taxi on the island. However, he didn’t know the taxi driver’s name or any of his information.

The Tourist Police spread the word through social media and before long, the taxi driver showed up at Phuket Tourist Police Station with the lost items. The grateful tourist made his flight to Sydney just on time.

A few weeks ago in Sukhothai, police managed to track down a thief who robbed a German tourist in just 30 minutes. All of her stolen goods were returned.

The Thai police recorded the whole saga on TikTok, impressing netizens with their swift actions.

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Leah is a translator and news writer for the Thaiger. Leah studied East Asian Religions and Thai Studies at the University of Leeds and Chiang Mai University. Leah covers crime, politics, environment, human rights, entertainment, travel and culture in Thailand and southeast Asia.

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