Thailand Is Hub for Fake and Stolen Passports

March 9, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

An Austrian and Italian whose names were on the passenger list of flight Malaysia Airlines flight 370 but not on the flight both lost their passports in Thailand. Stolen passport and counterfeiting of identification is very widespread, particularly in Thailand. 

The WSJ’s Deborah Kan speaks to security consultant Steve Vickers about the thriving trade of selling fake identification in Thailand.