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Bangkok taxi driver returns 120,000 baht and other valuables to Australian tourist

A Bangkok taxi driver has been praised after returning a large amount of cash and other valuables to an Australian tourist.

On Sunday, taxi driver Uthit Senha, 49, returned cash totalling 120,000 THB, smartphones, a tablet computer and other items which were in a bag belonging to 47 year old Austrlian Andres Holler.

Mr Holler didn’t actually use the taxi but due to a misunderstanding between staff at the Bangkok hotel where he was staying,the bag was placed inside Mr Uthit’s taxi.

Mr Uthit then drove off unaware the staff had placed the bag in his taxi.

It wasn’t until the next day when Mr Uthit put his taxi in the garage for some repairs that he noticed the bag. 

A short time later an appeal was put out to taxi drivers via FM91 saying a foreigner had left a bag inside a taxi.

Mr Uthit then borrowed a friend’s vehicle and drove to the offices of the FM91 radio station.

The bag could then be returned to Mr Holler who gave Mr Uthit  a 15,000 baht tip for his honesty.

Mr Uthit said this wasn’t the first time he had returned valuables to a passenger.

Previously a passenger left 50,000 baht in his taxi which Mr Uthit also returned.

Passengers who leave valuables in a Bangkok taxi can contact FM91 by calling 1644.

The lost and found section of their website features news of items that have been returned to passengers.

FM91 lost and found also has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thailandlostandfoundfm91/

Thai Visa /  Manager Online

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