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Two Chinese nationals who were suspected to have stolen a 10-million baht worth of diamond from the jewelry fair at Muang Thong Thani on Thursday have been stopped and detained at Suvarnabhumi international airport by immigration police.
The two, identified as Hae Ying, 30, and Mrs Jiang Xulian, 30, denied the accusation claiming that they were just tourists and were about to travel back home in China.
Thorough searches of their bodies and baggages did not locate the stolen 6-kiarat diamond. But an employee of a jewelry booth at the fair who filed complaint to Pakkred police in Nonthaburi told immigration police that the two Chinese were at her both and asked to see the lost diamond.
Video footage from the CCTV at Challenger building where the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair is currently being held showed the two Chinese at the booth.
Ms Manthana Weyakaew who manned the booth told police that the couple came to her booth and asked to see the diamond and then asked about the price. After a while, they returned her the diamond and left, said Ms Manthana, adding that she found out the returned diamond was a fake.
Another Video footage found the couple left the building and hailed a taxi.