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Fake goods valued at 11 million baht go up in smoke in Chiang Rai

By The Thaiger

 

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Chiang Rai Province’s Customs Department in Mae Sai has incinerated illegal and fake items valued at over 11 million baht.

 

The illegal items are goods that “do not follow the customs law of Thailand”, aka. fakes and brand copies. Most of the items were seized from the Thai-Burmese Border Gate in Mae Sai.

 

The illegal goods were gathered and burned at the district waste disposal centre in Mae Sai. Illegal goods continue to be a big issue fo Thai authorities. Officials say that many sellers are turning to e-commerce to sell the products. Popular illegal goods sold online include fake designer bags, fake makeup, and fake perfume. The products are often sold on Instagram, Facebook and Line.

 

Other items that went up in smoke include illegal supplements – diet pills, medical creams, hair dye, hair products – mobile phones, pirated goods, patent infringement products, and more. One of the most popular goods seized at the border are fake designer handbags, fake jewelry, and even fake pajamas using famous brands such as Mickey Mouse.

 

The total value of the bonfire was of 11,098,872 baht according to Virot Yaibuathet from the Customs Department.

 

SOURCE: Workpoint News

 

Source: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/crime/fake-goods-valued-at-11-million-baht-go-up-in-smoke-in-chiang-rai

 

 

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57 minutes ago, webfact said:

The illegal items are goods that “do not follow the customs law of Thailand”, aka. fakes and brand copies

So the copies sold in Sukhumvit Patpong Chaktuchak etc are made in Thailand?

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LAzada is a good site to hunt for fake nike underarmour etc... burn the website LOL

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2 hours ago, RotMahKid said:

Why not burn it in a official waist/trash burning facility with the press around instead of in the open air.

We already have pollution enough in the North and government agencies should know that, its a very bad example of behavior.

Surely only plebs are to be criticised for bad behaviour when it suits the camera men and media puppets. Meanwhile the factory busses continue to trundle along pumping out 1kg pollution per minute, calming traffic with the dense smoke even after the RTP make a big show about 20,000 police out today catching trucks (and getting a photo of them catching just one truck to illustrate before going back to the station for a good vape session).

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Looks like they have given up on rain now burning umbrellas must be some rain making ritual I have no understanding of🤔 

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why burn it? just dump it in the ocean.

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2 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

1. Idiots. Burning crap like that. Complete Idiots.

2. If anybody has ever been to Mai Sai, it is a horrible town, a complete crap hole. The huge market area is FULL of illegal and fake items. FULL. 11 mill is but a pussy spot on the arse of the market's contents in value.

It is the same the other side of the border in Tachilek, but the market is smaller. You are constantly pestered by street vendors trying to sell Viagra (fake), cheap cigarettes and packs of playing cards (officially illegal in Thailand) among other cosmetic items. However, a visit to the large "official" duty free shop by the Burmese Customs and Immigration Offices is worth a visit. Many top brand "designer" products (fake) for sale at prices cheaper than in Thailand and with the clothing much more comfortably fitting. Size "L' means exactly that! A bonus for me whilst shopping in Tachilek, is being able to have a quick flutter at one of the 5 casinos.

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JUst 1-2 months ago, they were burning confiscated DRUGS out in the open.

Several paces in Thailand, officers were to witness those burnings.

All in promotion off fighting drugs.

It s incredible, or you make population high on the drugs or the chemical compounds 

in it , burn to dangerous toxic gasses, which could cause you for instance cancer in a few years. It is all kind of drugs from innocent kratom to ice. 

i Was flabbergasted on hearing such a thing.

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