Illegal cigarettes worth nearly B6m seized

A former police officer was arrested in the southern Thai province of Phang-nga last night and charged with possessing illegal foreign cigarettes worth nearly six million baht, the Thai-language daily Khao Sod reported yesterday (Jan 15, 2020).

A total of 74,327 Blue Range cigarette packs worth 5,946,160 baht were seized and the smugglers were detained at Kokkloy Police Station in Takuatung District for further interrogation.

Provincial Governor Charoen Tippapontada said it is the biggest seizure of illegal cigarettes in Phang-nga this year.