Bt2m of contraband destroyed
About 4,000 counterfeit items, valued at around Bt2 million, included prohibited imported goods, were torched at the incinerator in Phuket Town on Thursday, led by Phuket Customs Office Chief Kanjana Suwachino.
“This is the final step in cases involving counterfeit and prohibited imported products that have been seized in Phuket in recent months.
After the case is closed and sentences are handed down, items will be publicly destroyed,” Kanjana said.
There are about 4,000 destroyed items which are valued about Bt2 million.
Most items were counterfeit watches, sunglasses, shoes, bags, clothing, wallets and prohibited cigarettes, tobacco and vapes.
“Many illegal items are sold in Phuket, especially on beaches and around the tourist zones and popular markets. Officials are continuing to crackdown on this issue as we stamp out counterfeit goods,” she said.