Bt15 million in pirated goods confiscated at Cambodian border


SA KAEO, Aug 4 — Thailand’s Customs Department moved forward in its campaign to eradicate pirated and illegal products in eastern Sa Keao province near the Cambodian border, where it raided three warehouses in the famous Roang Klua Market selling illegal sportswear worth an estimated Bt10 million plus additional goods valued at Bt5 million.

Customs Investigation and Suppression Bureau 2 director Nimit Saengampai coordinated with the Burapa Military Task Force and police from Klong Luek Station Ayanyaprathet to inspect the suspected warehouses, 50 metres from the Roang Klua Market.

With 25 warehouses built side by side in the market compound, the owner has leased to business owners from Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia for goods storage.

The raid found three warehouses holding pirated sportswear products with no import tax licences.

The authorities seized the evidence.

According to Ayanprathet Customs chief Samphan Jarurattananon, the authorities confiscated about 1,000 products that violated the intellectual property rights in the area, including, sportswear, shoes, and jeans, bringing the total value of the confiscated evidence to almost Bt15 million, including from the last raid.