Thai DPM: $2.73 Million Worth of Illegal E-cigarettes Seized, to Intensify Enforcement

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Thai DPM: $2.73 Million Worth of Illegal E-cigarettes Seized, to Intensify Enforcement
Thai Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced a major crackdown on illegal e-cigarette operations, seizing over $2.73 million worth of products.

According to a report from the Pattaya News on May 25th, on May 24th, Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Anutin Charnvirakul stated in a press conference that during a raid on an illegal e-cigarette warehouse in the Krathum Baen district of Samut Sakhon province, contraband e-cigarettes and related equipment valued at over 1 billion Thai baht ($273 million USD) were seized.


Previously, Thai media reported that police had targeted six illegal e-cigarette shops near schools and universities in the Saraya area of Nakhon Pathom. After initial crackdowns, police conducted further investigations and subsequently raided a large warehouse, where they discovered a significant amount of e-cigarettes and related equipment.


Anu Ting emphasized that the local police force, with the support of other government departments, carried out this major operation. He stressed that this was the largest illegal product seizure carried out under his supervision.


Anuting stated that they will make every effort to crack down on the sale of e-cigarettes near schools and will collaborate with all departments to combat the illegal e-cigarette market.


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