About 20 grey auto dealers have been found falsifying import document, according to the Customs Department which are slapping total fines of Bt50 million.
Somchai Poolsawasdi, director-general of the department, said that these importers understated freight rates or vehicle prices. They are among 60 importers, being investigated by the department for tax evasion.
The investigation followed a tip by the Office of Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission. The commission also suspected the involvement of officers and politicians in the department in forging invoices.
Somchai said that initial investigation showed no involvement of politicians.