Region 8 Police Warn About Buying Second Hand Cars After Seven Cars Were Seized with Fake License Plates

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Region 8 Police have warned of buying second hand cars after seven cars have been seized with fake license plates.

Yesterday, (February 8th), Region 8 Police based in Phuket told the Phuket Express that they have seized seven cars, of those, two suspects with two cars were arrested in Nakhon Si Thammarat. Another car and suspect were arrested in Surat Thani. They are facing charges of using fake car documents.

The final four cars were seized as drivers were trying to flee at road checkpoints. The car owners are being contacted. Two cars seized were on Samui Island and another two cars were in Krabi and Nakhon Si Thammarat.

These cars were found to be using fake license plates and tax stickers.

Region 8 Police have warned people to be more careful when buying second hand cars and asked consumers to please avoid buying second hand cars online as most of them are not legal vehicles or have issues with finance or are even possibly stolen cars.

Using fake government documents carries a sentence of up to five years in jail or a fine of up to 100,000 baht or both.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.