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Bangkok police seize fake drugs, cosmetics, supplements in factory raid

Jack Burton

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Police and officers of the Food and Drug Administration seized 119 items made using hazardous substances and sporting fake labels in a raid on an illegal factory near Bangkok’s Pratunam intersection. The products were valued at 200,000 baht. The FDA reported the production of illegal healthcare products, which led police to Tofu Skincare based in the capitol’s Ratchathewi district.

The confiscated goods included 58 drugs, 14 cosmetics and 47 dietary supplements, and the company stands charged with violating the Medicine Act, Herbal Products Act, Cosmetic Act and Food Act.

The FDA’s deputy secretary-general says the products came from different countries and were sold under different brands, such as Moh Yan Hee cream, which contained the illegal substance Hyrodquinone, while other products sold under the names of Idol Slim Apple, Idol Slim Coffee, Idol Slim Plus and Idol Berry Plus carried the dangerous chemical Sibutramine. They were also being sold under false labels. He says the investigation will continue.

“Moh Yan Hee cream was first seized in 2018, but the production of this product and other hazardous products has not stopped.”

The charges were categorised into 3 types: selling drugs without a licence, selling unregistered drugs and selling fake supplements with exaggerated claims.

SOURCE; Nation Thailand

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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