Customs Dept grossed more than THB562mil from sales of confiscated cars

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BANGKOK, 10 August 2012 – The Customs Department has been pleased with the latest sales of its confiscated cars. 

Customs Department Director-General Somchai Poolsavasdi said that the department has sold 317 out of 318 confiscated cars in the latest public auction.

Mr. Somchai said that the seized-car auction has grossed as much as 562.17 million baht.

He stated that a convertible 2002 Rolls Royce topped the sales with the price of 9.2 million baht, which is much higher than its opening price of 2.43 million baht, while a 2001 Proton Saga was sold at the lowest price of 47,000 baht, compared with its opening price of 45,000 baht.

The Customs Department Director-General said that the latest auction was the first of the fiscal year 2012.

In fiscal 2011, the Customs Department organized two seized car auctions, in which a total of 455 cars were sold for a total amount of 655.63 million baht.