Travellers almost fell victim to a bag tampering scam. Picture: AP Source: Supplied
IT’S every traveller’s worst nightmare. An Australian couple have told of their lucky escape after they fell victim to a drug scam in Bangkok that saw their bags tampered with.
A woman identified as ‘Georgia’ told radio station 3AW the pair were about to board their flight from Bangkok to Phuket when they were informed their bags were overweight.
So the couple, from Melbourne, said they went to rearrange their suitcases and noticed the straps had been cut and locks broken.
Concerned about looking through the suitcases at the airport, they went back to a hotel where they found a “handful” of marijuana hidden in a small bag within the suitcase.