200 luxury cars at Laem Chabang port ‘clean’


CHON BURI, June 11 – More than 200 luxury cars under a thorough inspection procedure have been legally imported, and are not related to those recently seized for tax evasion, according to the director of Laem Chabang port.

Suthinan Hatthawong said there were not 2,000 luxury cars at the port as incorrectly reported.

He said a thorough check at warehouses found 81 ‘super cars’ which would go through the legal inspection procedure while 128 others will be collected by their owners who have received legal documents to pay taxes.

He said the luxury cars have been kept in dangerous goods warehouses as required by the International Maritime Organization Convention.

The 200 luxury cars at Laem Chabang port are assembled units while the controversial cars involving in tax evasion were registered as reassembled, he said.

He gave assurances that every luxury car at Laem Chabang has to go through a thorough legal inspection procedure before it is delivered to the owner.

Authorities recently seized 120 luxury cars suspected to have been illegally imported in raids at various locations in Bangkok and several provinces.