Taxi Driver Returns Money Left Behind By Tourists

(10 January) A taxi driver has returned to Pattaya police a sum of money worth more than 100,000 baht reportedly left behind in his taxi by a Russian couple.


Mr. Chonnat Siangwan, 42, a native of Kanchanburi province, informed Pol.Lt. Jakkrit Chantakham at Pattaya Police Station that he had found an envelope full of money in foreign currency in his taxi′s backseat.
According to Mr. Chonnat, he had picked up two Russian tourists from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya′s Walking Street. As he started to clean his car during a stop at petrol station, he said, he found the money.
Mr. Chonnat said he did not know where to find the couple who lost the money, so he decided to inform Pattaya police about the incident in the hope to locate the tourists.
Pol.Lt. Jakkrit Chantakham praised the taxi driver for his good will and stated that Mr. Chonnat’s decision also helped the police to accommodate foreign tourists.
“As we are entering ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, Mr. Chonnat helped his country by showing the good will to return the money, a gesture that should strengthen tourists? trust. The Police authority would like to praise Mr. Chonnat for his thoughtfulness and for being a good host in facilitating our valuable guests”, Pol.Lt. Jakkrit was quoted as saying.
The police officer said he believes the Russian couple would file complaint about their lost money at the police station soon.

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