B1.4bn worth of counterfeit goods destroyed

B1.4bn worth of counterfeit goods destroyed

Two million pieces of counterfeit goods worth 1.4 billion baht are destroyed in a ceremony presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon at an anti-aircraft artillery unit in Don Muang on Monday. (Photo by Weerawong Wongpreedee)
Two million pieces of counterfeit goods worth 1.4 billion baht are destroyed in a ceremony presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon at an anti-aircraft artillery unit in Don Muang on Monday. (Photo by Weerawong Wongpreedee)

Two million pieces of counterfeit goods worth 1.4 billion baht have been destroyed in a ceremony presided over by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.

Of the 2.1 million fake products, 187,000 were seized by the Royal Thai Police, 1.7 million by the Customs Department and 181,000 by the Department Special Investigation.

The products, ranging from clothes, bags, belts, shoes, watches, mobile phones, CDs, VCDs, glasses, cosmetics, hats, blankets and equipment, were destroyed in the highly publicised event at an anti-aircraft artillery unit in Bangkok on Monday.

Gen Prawit said the event on Monday was the second after the one held last year. They are part of Thailand’s efforts that helped remove the country from the Office of the United States Trade Representative’s Priority Watch List. 

Thailand was upgraded to the USTR Watch List from Prior Watch List in December last year. It remained on the Watch List this year.

“Today we destroyed 2 million pieces, more than last year, thanks to cooperation from all related parties. We will continue to seize counterfeit products and hope the cooperation would continue,” Gen Prawit said.

The deputy prime minister said markets at Thailand’s borders were no exception and authorities would do their best to tackle them.

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon smashes counterfeit products at a ceremoney held in Bangkok on Monday. (Photo by Weerawong Wongpreedee)

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongwsuwon smiles as he walks past a table piled with fake luxury watches. (Photo by Wassana Nanuam)

Video by Wassana Nanuam


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (10)

Tokyo logs record 5,042 Covid cases

Daily coronavirus cases confirmed in Tokyo reached a record 5,042 on Thursday, topping the 5,000 mark for the first time, the metropolitan government said, as a resurgence of the virus places a strain on the medical system in Japan.

15:47

Record caseload

Another 20,920 new Covid-19 cases and 160 more deaths - two-thirds of the latest fatalities people aged 60 years or more.

15:15

Facebook bans Olympic sprint champ for posting footage of her own win

TOKYO: Jamaican sprint queen Elaine Thompson-Herah prompted a rare climbdown from social media giant Facebook after being banned for posting footage of her own victory at the Tokyo Olympics.

14:45