Missing MH370 ‘Behind Visa Run Crackdown’

Foreigners return from Myanmar after a visa run through the Mae Sai crossing. That's all stopped now. Photo Robert Biuk-Aghai (The Phuket News).

(The Phuket News)

PHUKET — A senior Immigration officer has given a clue as to why the government is cracking down on tourists doing “out-in visa hops” across Thailand’s borders: MH370.

Pol Lt Col Tauthong Thitchai of Surin Immigration, in whose territory is the busy Chong Jom crossing into Cambodia, told The Phuket News, “The main reason is the lost Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.” Two people on that flight were carrying passports reported lost or stolen in Phuket.

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