Bangkok man arrested for selling e-cigarettes and vape liquid

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Police raided a home in Bangkok, seizing 70 electronic cigarettes as well as refill liquid and other related products. While the products are legal in many countries, vape pens and e-cigarettes sales are illegal in Thailand.

Police say the alleged dealer, 35 year old Chalitpon Saardrup, sold the e-cigarettes and vaping liquid through Facebook and used a private delivery service to ship the products to customers. Police tracked down Chalitpon’s address and searched his home, finding e-cigarettes and related products valued at around 300,000 baht, police say.

Chalitpon was detained and charged with violating consumer protection regulations. Police say Chalitpon admitted to selling the products.

Thailand’s Consumer Protection Board Order No. 9/2015:

Prohibition of sales and service of “hookahs, electronic hookahs, and electronic cigarettes, smoking materials for hookahs, and liquids for filling electronic hookahs and electronic cigarettes.”

Police say they found 74 e-cigarettes, 85 boxes of atomizer heads, 990 bottles refill liquid, 7 plastic bags for packaging vaping wires, 3 rolls of vaping wire, 2 charging holders and 220 atomizer coils. Along with the e-cigarette related products, police seized 7,300 baht in cash and a mobile phone.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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Caitlin Ashworth

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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