Over 7 Million Baht Worth of Illegal Cigarettes and Liquor Seized in Hat Yai


On October 27th, 2023, the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) officials and relevant officials confiscated illegal cigarettes and illicit liquor worth more than 7 million baht at a private transportation center in Hat Yai, Songkhla.

The CPPD officials received a report from an anonymous source on illegal cigarettes and liquor smuggling via private transportation to customers on online platforms.

As a result of the confiscation, there were 7,340 illegal cigarette packs and 87 illicit bottles of wine and alcohol found at an estimated value of 7.2 million baht.

Initially, the inquiry officers confiscated the evidence for further legal proceedings and pledged to hold involved individuals accountable for their crimes.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.