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11 June 2014 :: 01:06:51 am 88723

Thai Customs Seize Over 30 Cars in Smuggling Sting

Thailand customs department and Malaysia embassy seized over 30 cars which were being smuggled. The cars were being smuggled via Thailand to other countries.
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BANGKOK – June 9, 2014 [Pattaya Daily News]; at 10.00 am. Mr.Rakop Srisupaat-director-general of the customs department-, H.E. Dato” Nazirah bintiHussain-Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of Malaysia-, Mr. Fauzi Khan Ismail Counsellor (PDRM) made the statement about a gang who were smuggling cars which consist of 4 of Toyota Wildfire V6, 5 of Toyota Fortuner,7 of Toyota Vigo, 2 of Toyota Hilux and 12 of Honda Civic which amounted to around 30 cars. These cars were valued at about 21.6 million baht. In addition 7 of these cars were stolen from Malaysia before being smuggled into third world countries via Thailand.

 

Mr Rakop revealed that the customs department was notified by the Malaysian embassy that a car smuggling gang had stolen cars from Malaysia and then concealed them in shipping containers which were then sent to Singapore in order to conceal the cars source before sending them to Thailand. These cars were smuggled with others imported car via Laem Chabang port, Klong Yai port before sending them to Cambodia, South-Affrica, Middle-East, China and Singapore. Therefore the customs department seized the cars which were mainly 4WD drives cars which were going to be sent to rural areas. The customs department also said that this is the second time this year that they have caught people smuggling cars.

 

However the customs department will investigate the customs officers and if they find that they are involved in the smuggling they will be prosecuted.

 

Meanwhile Malaysia ambassador appreciated that Thailand customs department had cooperated with them and in the near future Thailand and Malaysia will cooperate together so that they can stop the problem.

Photo : Internet   Category : Thailand News

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