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Police bust two places, make 6 arrests after cheap foreign liquor and wine advertised on Facebook/Line

 

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Coordinated raids on two addresses in Bangkok yesterday resulted in six arrests and the seizure of 2 million baht's worth of foreign liquor and wine. 

 

The first raid was a house used as a distribution depot in Ram Intra Soi 61, sub soi 8. Five men and women aged between 24 and 42 were arrested. 

 

A total of 889 bottles of non-tax paid foreign liquor and 362 bottles of wine were seized. 

 

Meanwhile a search warrant was served on a shop in the Pradiphat area where a 53 year old woman was arrested and 347 bottles of Black and Red Label whisky were seized. 

 

The suspects had advertised cheap foreign alcohol for sale on Facebook and subsequently on a Line group. 

 

They had not paid tax on the alcohol. 

 

They face a month in jail and fines of between 5 and ten times the value of the tax that was avoided.

 

Source: Daily News

 

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17 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

They had not paid tax on the alcohol. 

The tax on "foreign" alcohol is still to high ! despite the supposed free trade agreements within ASEAN

just look at the price of Lao Beer or Aussie wine ( actually any wine )

to add insult to injury the stupid laws on small Thai independent brewers often force them to export their product and then re-import as "foreign"  along with a high price 😡

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44 minutes ago, rooster59 said:

362 bottles of wine were seized. 

 

Meanwhile a search warrant was served on a shop in the Pradiphat area where a 53 year old woman was arrested and 347 bottles of Black and Red Label whisky were seized. 

the RTP christmas party is gonna be big     !

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No one wants to encourage drinking, but IMO Thailand should tax imported alcohol in line with practices in the rest of the world. The current rules smack of protectionism along with outright exploitation of the poor. Unless Thailand is just considered small potatoes, I don't understand why countries like France and Italy and the US don't make an issue of these import rates.

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Now how did that happen ? Mrs Mrs just brought a pair of pants online sent from America and the tax was 700 baht when she questioned the post office they said don't blame us we only get 20 baht crazy the way they work out the taxes here 

 

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2 hours ago, tracker1 said:

Now how did that happen ? Mrs Mrs just brought a pair of pants online sent from America and the tax was 700 baht when she questioned the post office they said don't blame us we only get 20 baht crazy the way they work out the taxes here 

 

Must have been calculated from the size of the waistband?

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Immoral taxes on imported goods, where it doesn't make any sense.

Local brews, wine and liquor just cannot compete with imports, so no damage to local business.

 

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Should they not be opening an investigation how so many bottles got into the country? Who is the bigger criminal? Someone selling or government official who took a bribe and allowed it in 

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You really in the daft and weak in the head to advertise these kind of merchandise of social media, and hoping that the cops will not get on to it? all it take is some unhappy customer to dob you in and you're done..

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7 minutes ago, BestB said:

Should they not be opening an investigation how so many bottles got into the country? Who is the bigger criminal? Someone selling or government official who took a bribe and allowed it in 

It's only a pickup trucks worth of booze.

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14 hours ago, Deli said:

Immoral taxes on imported goods, where it doesn't make any sense.

Local brews, wine and liquor just cannot compete with imports, so no damage to local business.

 

Pure protectionism, countries entering so called free trade agreements should insist no taxes to be levied on imported goods... in any name [luxury tax] as it is called at the moment.

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