Bt15 million in pirated goods seized in Pattaya

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CHON BURI, March 1 – Police here seized pirated goods in the seaside resort town of Pattaya, worth some Bt15 million, according to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).

DSI eastern region chief of operations, Pravit Chaibuadaeng, announced at a news conference five warehouses were discovered holding pirated items.

He said a gallery showroom was set up and used as a guise for forgery. A painting was held at a door which leads to other rooms storing the goods. Thai and foreign investors ordered the counterfeited goods from China and Cambodia, according to the DSI.

Five persons looking after the merchandise were detained, among them a Nepali woman. Authorities are questioning the detainees in order to locate the forgery ring.