Illegal Cigarette Shop Raided in Phuket

Phuket –

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Police raided a shop in Mueang Phuket found selling cigarettes illegally.

The CIB Police told the Phuket Express that over the past weekend they arrested a woman identified only as Ms. Preeda at a shop in the Rassada sub-district. She is being accused of illegal possession and selling of cigarettes on which government duty was not paid.

The raid came after police were notified by an anonymous concerned citizen that illegal cigarettes were being sold at the shop. They went to the shop posing as buyers and the seller sold the cigarettes with unpaid duty for 290 baht whereas the cost of the same cigarettes with duty-paid would have been 1,650 Baht.

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.