Bangkok – Police have raided Kalo Rice Inter Product Co Ltd after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found a forbidden appetite suppressant ‘sibutramine’ in the company’s supplementary products called ‘Kalo’.
Deputy National Police Chief Pol Gen Wirachai Songmettha said 700 boxes of Kalo worth 1.3 million baht were found during the Monday raid in Bang Plad district of Bangkok.
The company is registered as a corporation, with Janesan Techasuriyanant serving as a managing director. Kalo Rice later posted on its Facebook page claiming the products found during the inspection are not the products the company manufactures.
Another team of police and FDA officials raided the company’s Kalo packaging office in Phasi Charoen district where 268,200 empty Kalo boxes were found.
They also found evidence suggesting the company might have hired celebrities to endorse the products and sold them overseas.