Illegal beauty clinics busted
- Published: 27/12/2012 at 06:09 PM
- Online news:
Police raided three illegal beauty clinics in Bangkok’s Huai Khwang district for allegedly using banned chemical substances such as glutathione, which they claimed could whiten and tone faces.
Two of the three clinics identified as A.Y.P. Aunyapong Clinic and Doctor Somchai Clinic were located on Prachasongkrah Road and Poonnapat Clinic on Pracharatbampen Road, said Pasit Sakdanarong, adviser to Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong.
He said the raids were carried out by officers of the Consumer Protection Police Division after consumers complained the clinics provided uncertified services such as botox, glutathione and filler injections for clients without receiving product certification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Police arrested at least six people, including five clinic owners and a worker, and charged them with operating a clinic and providing treatment without a licence and using illegal beauty products.
Police seized non FDA-approved cosmetic and skin care products from the three clinics worth about five million baht.
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