Customs Department to auction out confiscated supercars

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The Customs Department is auctioning out 339 confiscated vehicles, expecting to recoup no less than 400 million baht in revenue.

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The vehicles include luxury cars from auto brands such as Rolls Royce, Bentley, Porsche, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Audi, and BMW, as well as up to 70 motorcycles. The highest starting bid is 10.75 million baht for a 2006 Rolls Royce Phantom Black Edition, while the highest bid for a motorcycle is 560,000 baht for a Harley Davidson. The lowest starting bid is for a Rover Mini at 61,000 baht.

The department’s director general Kulit Sombatsiri said the auction will be the only event of its kind this year and expects a large turnout from the public, as the starting bids are below market price.

In addition, the department has turned over a vehicle to Malaysian authorities, according to the bilateral agreement on cross-border grand theft auto.