32 tonnes of smuggled frozen beef seized at a cold storage

Customs officials have seized 32 tonnes of smuggled frozen beef at a cold storage in Udon Thani province.

The smuggled frozen beef was estimated to worth 6 million baht and was regarded as the largest single seizure by the customs department officials in the Northeast.

Customs Department chief Kulis Sombatsiri said Friday that the beef was smuggled across the border from a neighbouring country in small amounts and then stored at the cold storage.

According to the Customs Department's statistics, 679 tonnes of smuggled beef worth about 37 million baht were seized throughout 2015; 43 tonnes worth about 13 million baht of smuggled beef were seized last year.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)