Chonburi police and public health officials raided what they describe as an illegal warehouse in Huay Yai and reportedly found more than 100 million baht worth of medical gloves, which were seized.
The raid was carried out yesterday by the plv. Commander of Chonburi, Colonel Suktat Poompanmuang, he went out with Huay Yai police and Chonburi public health officials in the afternoon.
The entire party knocked on the warehouse door with a warrant from the Pattaya Provincial Court in hand.
A 26-year-old man, Wichanwit Supan, introduced himself as the “caretaker”, but denied being an owner or manager, stating that he was not aware of any wrongdoing. Thousands of MSCS medical rubber gloves were found during the warehouse inspection. According to Colonel Suktat, ten boxes of gloves in each box were prepared to be sold for 2,500 baht.
Colonel Suktat told reporters from the assembled press, “The warehouse was not registered as a medical manufacturing facility.”
“The raid came about after Thai law enforcement officers received a consumer complaint from a foreign businessman who stated that he had ordered and paid for a large number of medical gloves from this “company” but claimed that he had not received the ordered amount of rubber gloves and was a form of refund or customer service refused. After attempts to resolve the ‘glove company’ situation failed, he filed official legal complaints with the appropriate law enforcement agencies, leading to the investigation and raid,” Colonel Suktat said.
“The warehouse in question is owned by a foreign man, although this case is still under investigation, the police are not ready to reveal his name or nationality to the media,” Colonel Suktat said.
“However, we are looking for the warehouse owner to take legal action that could face penalties such as a jail term of up to one year or a fine of up to 100,000 baht or both.”
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