Pattaya Police are currently investigating reports that two tickets purchased for the missing Malaysian Airline Flight MH 370 were obtained through a Travel Agency in Pattaya.
On Monday afternoon, Police Colonel Supachai, the Pattaya Police Chief, visited two Agencies based in South and Central Pattaya which are believed to be involved in the purchase of two tickets using stolen passports.
An Italian Passport under the name of Mr. Luigi Maraldi and an Austrian Passport under the name of Mr. Christian Kozel were used to purchase two tickets online through the Grand Horizon Travel Agency based in the Pratamnuk area in South Pattaya. They used another Agency, Six Stars Travel situated on the ground floor of Central Festival Pattaya Beach to complete the sale of the tickets on 6th March for travel on 8th March on flight number MH 370 which is currently missing and was last seen on radar close to the Southern tip of Vietnam.
Pattaya Police removed documentation from both Agencies on Monday but refused to give details to the media of exactly what they seized. Reports suggest that both men who boarded the flight using the stolen passports appeared to originate from Asia. Mr. Maralidi is safe and well in Phuket and Mr. Kozel has also been accounted for.
At time of publication of this story, the aircraft is still missing and rumors of what caused the aircraft to disappear continue to circulate. With this seizure of documents from two Pattaya Travel Agencies, speculation of what caused flight MH 370 to disappear is set to intensify.