Raids in Sam Phran uncover non-certified diesel engines

Picture courtesy of KhaoSod

Police raided a warehouse in Sam Phran, Nakhon Pathom, and seized many non-standard industrial products yesterday, March 6. The operation was led by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) in collaboration with the Thai Industrial Standards Institute and local law enforcement.

Yesterday, a coordinated force spearheaded by Yuthana Praedam, the acting director-general of the DSI, along with Theva Jularee, director of the Special Case Operation Center Region 7, and Nonthichai Likhita-phon, director of the Standard Inspection Division 1, executed a search warrant issued by the Nakhon Pathom Provincial Court. The targeted locations included residential properties and a storage facility in the area of Hom Kret, Sam Phran district.

During the search, the team discovered many small diesel engines designed to be cooled by water, which lacked the mandatory Thai Industrial Standard (TIS) certification mark. The Industrial Standards Institute has taken these products into custody for further investigation and possible expansion of the probe.

This action stems from a tip-off received by the Industrial Standards Institute, indicating that a certain entity within Nakhon Pathom was suspected of selling or possessing for sale non-standard diesel engines. The products in question were believed to be produced or imported without proper authorization.

As a result of these suspicions, the Special Case Operation Centre Region 7 was tasked with the investigation. The case falls under the jurisdiction of the Industrial Product Standards Act B.E. 2511 (1968) and its later amendments, which stipulate special offences. The DSI is handling the investigation as case number 30/2567.

The collaborative effort between the DSI and the Industrial Standards Institute led to the successful identification and seizure of the non-standard engine parts. Although the findings do not yet qualify as a special case, the Industrial Standards Institute has the authority to detain the items for further examination and action, reported KhaoSod.

These operations are part of the DSI’s mandate and policy, as emphasized by Yuthana, to prevent and suppress economic crimes. This helps protect consumers from the potential dangers of using non-standard industrial products. The overarching goal of these actions is to ensure public safety by enforcing compliance with industrial product standards.

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