A combined team of Thai police on Tuesday, February 28th, raided a warehouse in the Nakhon Chaisi district of Nakhon Pathom province and impounded 10 million baht worth of counterfeit auto parts. The facility was owned by a Chinese businessman, said a Thai caretaker of the warehouse.
According to the police, the warehouse was used for storing counterfeit car and motorcycle components, which were later distributed to auto part stores and garages, as well as sold online at prices lower than the market standard.
Acting on an arrest warrant issued by the Nakhon Pathom Provincial Court, the authorities searched the facility and seized about 200,000 counterfeit auto parts bearing fake brand labels including popular names like Honda, Yamaha, and NSK. Police also found a Thai man who said he was a caretaker of the place, Mr. Sunthorn.
The 24-year-old unidentified man claimed to police that a Chinese businessman named “Liu Dehua” had hired him to take care of the warehouse and the goods. He confirmed that fake merchandise was being stored to be sold via online platforms.The man was held in custody, while police were searching for the Chinese entrepreneur.