AN AUSTRALIAN tourist is being held in Phuket Prison after being accused of stealing a pair of Rayban sunglasses from a duty-free store as he was about to board a flight at Phuket International Airport.
The man, Martin Gilman Ferreira, 31, was arrested in the departure lounge at Phuket airport about 6am yesterday.
Officers from Thachachai Station, north of Phuket airport and responsible for enforcing the law at the facility, were called by staff at the King Power duty free store, police said.
Officers confronted the man in the departure lounge. At that stage, he was wearing the Raybans and claimed the sunglasses were his property.