Region 2 police seize 10 illegally imported, stolen cars

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Regional Auto & Motorcycles Crime Suppression police seized 10 cars illegally imported into Thailand and identified owners that owe unpaid excise taxes and fines.

Police raided the Chang Nu garage in Nongprue June 7, seizing two Mercedes-Benz sedans owned by Phattaraporn Thengjaew of Chachoengsao and Athira Wanchieng, as well as a third Mercedes without an identified owner.

Police have seized 10 luxury cars illegally imported into Thailand.Police have seized 10 luxury cars illegally imported into Thailand.

Authorities also seized a Nissan 370 Z owned by Kollayuth Vhumekh of Chachoengsao, a Mini Cooper S registered in Chonburi and an unregistered Nissan Skyline.

Three other vehicles – two Skylines and a Nissan 350 Z – were also confiscated, although registration and tax paperwork was claimed to be under preparation in Koh Samet.

A final car, a Toyota Camry, was seized by police as it was reported stolen in Malaysia and has since been returned.

Authorities said the total in taxes and fines due for the remaining nine cars totaled 51,937,020 baht.