Thai officials seize illegally imported medical goods worth around 5 million baht

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The Food and Drug Administration and Thai police have confiscated a large quantity of illegally imported medical supplies, according to a Bangkok Post report. The seizure happened yesterday, during a raid on 2 warehouses in the Bang Kapi district of Bangkok. In total, the authorities seized products worth around 5 million baht, including Covid-19 test kits.

Anan Nanasombat, chief of the Consumer Protection Police Division says the items included 350,000 face masks, 8,000 sets of personal protective equipment, 1,425 sets of antigen test kits, 3,000 oximeters, and 100 gallons of dish-washing detergent.

Officials are cracking down on illegal imports of medical equipment and other health products, with Supatra Boonserm from the FDA saying his agency are working with police to combat the problem and ensure all medical items made available to the public meet the required safety and quality standards.

The Bangkok Post reports that there were no arrests made during yesterday’s raid and the authorities are continuing their investigation to identify those responsible for the illegal imports.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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