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Italian Nabbed Trying To Smuggle In A 500m Baht Diamond Encrusted Watch

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Tax Evading Italian Nabbed At Nothing To Declare

Customs officers at Suvarnabhumi Airport detained an Italian man on Thursday who attempted to smuggle a 500 million baht diamond-encrusted watch into the country in a bid to avoid paying duty.

Silvano Wang arrived on a flight from Hong Kong and proceeded through the Nothing to Declare lane where he was called over for an inspection.

Jacob and Co Swiss Made Billionaire

Initial questioning revealed he was making a very quick trip to Thailand arriving in the morning and leaving later in the day which raised eyebrows.

It didn’t take long for the customs inspectors to find a small pouch containing a Jacob and Co Swiss “Billionaire” watch worth over 500 million baht hidden in the luggage.

The Italian claimed the watch was worth only 27 million baht and not 500 million in the hope of avoiding the required 61 million baht in duty.

The watch was confiscated and the Italian detained while the matter was resolved.

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

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83 Pubs In Bangkok Shuttered Following Fire-Safety Inspections

83 pubs in the capital were temporarily shuttered on Saturday due to fire safety failings.

Following the fire at a Sattahip pub in the early hours of Friday morning that left 15 people dead, the Governor of Bangkok ordered inspections at entertainment venues across all 50 districts.

So far over 400 Bangkok venues have been inspected to ensure fire exits and escape routes are adequate and up to standard.

With tourists starting to return, the governor said it was important to step up safety measures.

Governor Chadchart has ordered further inspections in a bid to weed out entertainment venues operating illegally.

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Thailand To Introduce 10-Year Visa For Skilled Workers, Investors

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Another week, and another new long-term visa proposal from the government.

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