Goods valued at B2m netted in Rawai raid
RAWAI: Marine police today raided the 2nd Hand shop on Wiset Rd and seized boat parts they estimate to be worth more than two million baht. Officers raided the store after being tipped-off by an informant, who stands to receive a reward of 30% of the value of the goods determined by Customs. Officers asked shop owner Kaewta Brickley to provide a receipt proving that import duty had been paid on the goods. Failing to do so, Kaewta was taken to Chalong police station and charged with receiving and selling smuggled goods. Officers told the Gazette that Kaewta admitted to presenting the boat parts for sale, but denied smuggling them into the country, saying that she had received them from somebody else. If found guilty, Kaewta faces up to five years in jail, or a fine of up to four times the import duty, or both.
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