145 million baht illegal health products seized

POLICE and the Food and Drug Administration jointly raided a company in Samut Prakarn and seized over 145 million baht worth of illegal health products that were sold on websites, Thai News Agency said today (Oct. 24).

Mr. Somchai Preechathaveekid, acting deputy secretary-general of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Pol. Lt. Gen. Supaset Chokchai, acting chief of Consumer Protection Police Division, said at a press briefing that they took police investigators to mount a raid on aCommerce Company in Samut Prakarn which is the distributor of illegal health products.

Among the 73,600 products seized were unregistered anthelmintics, food supplements and cosmetics worth 145.72 million baht.

Somchai warned business operators to follow the law and not sell drugs online because medicine is not a common product sold randomly which is why online trade is forbidden.

If anyone sees such wrongdoing then they are urged to contact the FDA at its hotline 1556 or Consumer Protection Police Division at 1135.


Top: FDA officials and Consumer Protection Police Division officers with the illegal health products they seized. Photo: Thai News Agency