“Minister Puangphet” leads a team to raid illegal warehouses.

Pathum Thani 27 Feb. - "Minister Puangpetch" leads the team of the Office of the Provincial Administrative Organization - Cyber ??Police - FDA. Raiding illegal warehouses Imported from Vietnam Expanded results after consumers were found to have complained about receiving the product. Cash on delivery if not ordered In one month, the loss reached 10 million baht. Prepare to expand the sweep across the country. At 3:30 p.m., Mrs. Puangpetch Chunlead, Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office, along with Mr. Warawut Yancharoen, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister's Office, Pol. Maj. Gen. Niphon Boonkerd, two commanders of the Technology Crime Investigation Police. Thasonat Thanithiphan, Secretary-General of the Consumer Protection Board, Pol. Col. Prateep Charoenkal, Deputy Secretary-General of the Consumer Protection Board, Dr. Narong Aphikulwanit, Secretary-General of the Food and Drug Administration, Pharmacist Weerachai Nalaw. Chai, Deputy Secretary General of the Food and Drug Administration L ead the special operations team which is a joint integration between the Office of the Consumer Protection Board, the Cyber ??Police and the FDA, went to the villages in the Rangsit area, Khlong 3, Pathum Thani Province, to raid warehouses and arrest a network of criminals defrauding the public. Fake selling products with exaggerated advertisements, without the FDA, through online channels. Including deception of sending products and collecting money on delivery. A large number of people were damaged. Mrs. Puangphet said that this time she visited the area. This is due to the fact that some consumers were in distress and complained to the Office of the Consumer Protection Board that they were tricked into paying for the parcel at the destination. It's tissue paper packed in a box. The stores deliver products to people's homes. and have the staff notify you of cash on delivery When you come to check after payment has been made. It was found that the said product had not actually been ordered. Therefore, she f iled a complaint asking for fairness with the Office of the Consumer Protection Board. When the Office of the Consumer Protection Board coordinated with the Cyber ??Police and the FDA, it was found that the distribution source still had many types of products illegally sold without FDA approval, including drugs. Food supplements, cosmetics, herbs, and medical devices Upon inspection, it was found that the product was sent from Vietnam. Products are advertised and sold primarily through online channels. and also detects product sales accounts The latest amount was last January. More than 4,700 items were sold for an amount of approximately 10 million baht, and there were orders for approximately 9 million baht in February. Initially, the importers, who are Thai and Vietnamese, were arrested. and there will be further expansion For the arrest in the above case Considered guilty of "fraud" according to Section 341 of the Criminal Code, punishable by imprisonment not exceeding 3 years, a fine not exceeding 60,00 0 baht, or both. There is an offense according to the FDA Act for 5 types of products: Imprisonment of 3 years, fine of 300,000 baht, and also being guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud and importation under the Computer Crimes Act. Including exaggerated advertising Mrs. Puangpetch said that she had instructed the Office of the Basic Education Commission to integrate cooperation with all sectors. To protect and provide proactive assistance to consumers In this case, there were many victims and the damages were high. has a large network There are 2 large online trading platforms. This is the channel where consumers have the most complaints to the Office of the Consumer Protection Board. This visit to the area to arrest is considered a success that Catch big traders and will be expanded in the next period In order to reduce losses that may occur on a large scale, at the same time, we ask for cooperation from the public if they see such fraud. Complaints can be made to the Office of the Consumer Protection Boar d at the 1166 hotline via the OCPB Connect application, the Traffy Fondue application, or report to the local police immediately. Mrs. Puangphet also said that there will be 2 platforms to sell products online. Let's give information that Do those who import these products have the correct sales registration? In addition, there must be coordination between 3 agencies to arrest the perpetrators because it was found that the location of the warehouse has been changed, such as warehouses running every 2-3 months. 3 months and currently the perpetrator has been found There has been an improvement in the form of cheating, so we must cooperate and watch out to prevent people from being taken advantage of. Source: Thai News Agency