Pattaya Daily News

14 March 2013 :: 12:03:51 pm 72876

Tuk.Com Shops Caught Selling Unsafe Products

Police raided vendors at Tuk.com and seized 500,000 baht worth of illegal supplementary food and beauty products. The foreign products lacked approval from the Thai food and drug safety department. Foreign products like diet coffees have been found to contain sibutramine, a dangerous banned substance.
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PATTAYA – March 13,2013 [Pattaya Daily News]: at 8 p.m., a police raid of a half dozen shops at Tuk.com was led by Pol. Lt. Col. Kamol Taweesee, inspector of CWPC P.2; with detective officers, under the policy of Pol. Lt. Gen. Winai Tongsong, commissioner of provincial police 2.

The police raid was meant to sweep illegal health care products in the market to protect the consumers. There had been a lot of complaints that Tuk.com in south Pattaya was openly selling a lot of illegal products.

Officers arriving at Tuk.com checked the ground floor and the basement, inspecting 10 shops. They seized goods from 6 shops and arrested 6 shop keepers. There were 4 shop keepers who knew in advance about the police raid, and had already fled the scene to avoid arrest.

The seized products were worth more than 500,000 baht, and included diet coffees, supplement food products, skin care bath creams, face masks, lip sticks, skin peeling gel, capsules, and cosmetics.

The product labels were all in foreign languages, not in Thai, and did not list their ingredients in Thai language, which is a violation. Also, there was no seal or statement of approval from the Thailand food and drugs organization, which made the products illegal to be sold in Thailand.

For what police had seized, the diet coffee wasn’t produced in Thailand, and there was no Thai label. The police want to warn the public to be careful about buying such products. Do not be easily convinced that because a fat-loss product is made in a foreign country, it will help you safely lose your fat.

The Thailand food and drugs organization had analyzed the diet coffee products, and found that they contained sibutramine, which is dangerous for consumers and now banned in many countries.

Reporter : Samart   Photo : Samart   Category : Crime News

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