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Arresting a group of people smuggling agricultural products from neighboring countries into Thailand.

Nonthaburi, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade Special patrol officers were sent to inspect and arrest groups of people smuggling agricultural products from neighboring countries into Thailand. To solve the problem of falling prices of agricultural products in the country and maintain price stability for farmers Mr. Udom Srisomsong, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade, said that special patrol officers had been sent. Go to the area to monitor and check for illegal transportation of agricultural products such as rice, milled rice, cassava, garlic and onions imported from abroad. Including maize fed to animals strictly Especially in areas along border checkpoints that are used as channels for importing agricultural products from neighboring countries to stabilize. and raise the income levels of Thai farmers And on January 8, 2024, special patrol officers inspected and found Transporter of cassava strips from Cambodia into Thailand Passing through the Ban Pakkad permanent border crossing point. Pong Nam Ron District Chanthaburi Province Has a moving behavior that does not comply with permission This is a violation of the FTI Announcement No. 26/2023 regarding the control of the transportation of fresh cassava roots and cassava chips. Must be punished with imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding 100,000 baht, or both. Therefore, they jointly arrested him and seized 47,500 kilograms of cassava strips, worth approximately 400,000 baht, and sent them to investigators. Pong Nam Ron Police Station Prosecution according to law will continue. In addition, he has instructed patrol officers to closely monitor the behavior of moving agricultural products. Including coordinating information on importing agricultural products with the relevant agencies. related to integrate joint inspections to be more efficient This will be another way to solve the problem of falling agricultural product prices in the country. and maintain price stability for farmers Therefor e, I would like to warn entrepreneurs transporting agricultural products to strictly abide by the law because the department will send officials to strictly monitor and inspect every area. If you see or are not treated fairly in the trading of agricultural products. Including finding out about the exploitation of farmers in buying and selling agricultural products. Information can be reported at the Department of Internal Trade hotline 1569 or Provincial Commerce Offices in every province nationwide. If the investigative officer finds an offense, they will prosecute strictly according to the law. In the case of pressing the purchase price Must be punished with imprisonment not exceeding 7 years or a fine not exceeding 140,000 baht, or both. In the case of illegally transporting agricultural products or moving them not in accordance with permission, the punishment is imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding 100,000 baht, or both. Source: Thai News Agency

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