Jump to content
BANGKOK
webfact

Illegal luxury cars seized

Recommended Posts

Illegal luxury cars seized

By Kriangkrai Rattana
The Nation

 

800_699d53f4e9174dd.jpg?v=1566974172

 

Police have seized 14 luxury cars in the North that had allegedly been illegally imported and given the registration numbers and vehicle identification numbers of wrecks as to avoid detection, a senior police officer told the press in Chiang Mai province on Wednesday.

 

74910.jpg

 

Provincial Police Region 5 deputy chief Pol Maj General Jamnong Rattanakul said the 14 cars were divided into three groups: seven vehicles that had taken the car registration numbers and VIN numbers of cars damaged beyond repair in road accidents; two cars that had assumed those of other vehicles in other parts of Thailand so they could be used in the North; and five cars – four Nissan 350 Z models and one Mini Cooper – that had been imported without paying full custom taxes.

 

74914.jpg

 

The seven cars in the first group, for which registration numbers and VIN numbers had been obtained via auctions of wrecks, would have gotten away with it had their drivers not been caught speeding, he explained.

 

When police summoned the motorists to pay fines and found the car owners didn’t match the car registration information, a police investigation was launched, resulting in the vehicles being confiscated, he said.

 

The current car owners included drivers duped into buying second-hand cars as well as those who knowingly bought the illegal cars, he said, urging people to be more careful when buying second-hand cars.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375497

 

nation.jpg

-- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2019-08-28
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

"American high school kids cars seized."

Let's claim them as ours and see what happens. 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Luxury cars??? I expected BMW, Mercedes, Lexus.

 

This scam has been in play for about 5 years in CNX. I was approached to buy one, a BMW at 25% the cost. All servicing, repairs and yearly paperwork through one contact person. Told if you have an accident NEVER go to the BIB. My thoughts was the one contact person disappears and you are sunk; or that person was in coalition with the BIB. Buy today and expect BIB knocking on your door in the morning. Then there are the nosy local neighbors who will chat oh farang has so much money has new BMW, jealousy sets in.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Outrages import duties coz this. What about a free trade market for sports cars ?

Not built in Thailand anyhow, so nothing to protect.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
18 hours ago, webfact said:

Police have seized 14 luxury cars in the North that had allegedly been illegally imported

Which probably won't be deported but find their way into someones driveway soon !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To be fair the 350z is a decent (sports) car but I wouldn't rank it among the Bentleys, Rolls Royces , or Maybachs of this world.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well, who approved the registration ? 

 

that one will be protected by law and cannot be fired, maybe paid leave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Even luxury cars have to report their whereabouts and the whereabouts of what drive they will end up on will end up being not be so important no doubt🤔

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, watcharacters said:

 

I wonder what officials will end up owning these cars?

 

Which I could put my name in the hat.

I wonder if Mr "i got those watches from my friend" will be on the list.

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/28/2019 at 3:58 PM, Justgrazing said:

Luxury as in squinting thru one eye .. the wrong way down a telescope .. 

 

Old trick this and only a matter of time before you get caught out if you break traffic laws that require the vehicles details .. 

 

I wonder how many " cut and shut " cars are on the roads here.

I suspect the number would be in the Thousands.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...