Airport security facilities are not often revealed to the general public but a video has gone viral after the shocking moment an airport security guard looks to have been caught on camera stealing from a passenger.
Busahorn Somkwamdee, 26 was allegdly caught red-handed after a passenger contacted the airport after discovering the £450 was missing.
The footage shows Somkwamdee shifting luggage along the conveyor at Suvarnabhumi Airport with a passenger to her left.
Unofficially known as Bangkok airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport is one of two international airports in the city.
Just before a bag passes through the scanner, Somkwamdee can be seen rummaging with passengers bags.
Whilst shifting bags through the conveyor belt, she has access to passengers personable belongings.
According to a report by the Daily Mail, police caught and questoined Somkwamdee.
Upon searching her, found the £450 – 4,000 Chinese yen in her pocket on Monday afternoon.
Shocking footage supposedly captures a security guard stealing money at the airport
The authorities don’t believe her as she acted professionally
The security guard has been with the airport for two years and has since been suspended following police interviews and statements.
The report adds that this would be Somkwamdee’s first offence.
However, airport director Kittipong Kittikachorn has said that the authorities don’t believe her as she acted professionally, knowing where the cameras were and how to hind from them.
The footage shows Somkwamdee rummaging with passengers bags
Authorities found the £450 on Somkwamdee
Kittipong explained “Airport officials are reviewing CCTV to check if the staff member has stolen from other passengers.
‘We believe that there could be other thefts because she carried out this one very professionally. She was quick with her hands and knew how to avoid CCTV cameras.”
Kittipong went to explain that the money was handed back to the passenger and that the company responsible for hiring Busahorn have been contacted.
The incident follows a further report from the Daily Mail questioning the airport’s security systems as staff were caught last week stealing goods from the duty-free.