A raid by police on a warehouse in Pathum Thani province proved to be an instant success when they discovered 2 million baht’s worth of counterfeit coffee.
Officers from various divisions and officials from numerous government departments discovered almost 90,000 packs of instant coffee, 288,000 printed sachets, 19 sacks of coffee mixture, four mixing machines and several for packaging, estimated to be worth around 2 million baht.
Cops were tipped off by a local that fake goods were being produced and a search warrant was issued. Nine people, including four foreigners, were arrested during Thursday’s raird.
Charges filed against those arrested included production and distribution of fake food, a crime that carries punishment of six months to 10 years in prison and fine of between 5,000-100,000 baht if found guilty.
Lesser charges of production and distribution of false food labeling that comes with a 30k fine was also reported by Thai news.
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