PHUKET: A Phuket taxi driver yesterday returned a bag containing nearly 150,000 baht's worth of euros and other valuables to a Frenchman who left it in his taxi.
The 57-year-old tourist, Andre Cellier, arrived on January 22 and took a taxi to Patong. When he discovered he had forgotten his bag which contained his passport and a mobile phone, as well as 3,300 euros he called the Tourist Police, said Phuket Tourist Police Chief Urumporn Koondejsumrit.
The Tourist Police located the taxi driver, Chatree Saengnon, 35, and found that he had filed a report about the missing belongings.
We contacted French Honorary Consul Claude de Crissey to help arrange a meeting between Mr Cellier and Mr Chatree, Maj Urumporn said.
It took a week to find a mutually suitable time, but finally the two men were united and the valuables returned.
I would like to thank Mr Chatree for returning my money and other belongings. And I want to thank the police officers for helping me, a grateful Mr Cellier said.