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A 43 year old man was arrested for allegedly producing makeup and packaging it at his home in Hat Yai, Southern Thailand. Police also confiscated about 2 million baht worth of the illegal cosmetics.

Both police and health officials gained information about a home in Hat Yai that was allegedly producing and packaging cosmetics for an unregistered brand.

When police searched the home, they found multiple types of creams used for skin whitening and for reducing acne as well as jars, boxes and containers for packaging the products. Police filled up 60 cardboard boxes with the seized items, they say. The street value of all the homemade cosmetics is about 2 million baht, according to police.

Suthep Phetsongsi was the only person in the home during the police search. Police arrested him and charged him with illegally producing cosmetics using an unregistered brand name.

The cosmetics were taken to the local police station for further investigation.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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    Ynwaps

    August 26, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Well better than faking cosmetic brands. If he’s able to scale it up that much, he should get guidance instead of punishment. There shouldn’t even be the need for a black market of cosmetics. We need to stop the war on cosmetics.

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