11 July 2024

Thai customs officials seized 8.4 tonnes of durian, which is suspected to have been smuggled from Cambodia for sale in Thailand, from a truck in Wang Somboon district of Sa Kaeo province on Friday.

Officials deployed at a checkpoint in front of Wang Somboon Hospital became suspicious of a six-wheel truck as it approached and stopped it for a search. They found durian worth about 1.17 million baht.

The driver of the truck could not produce a document specifying the origin of the fruit, so the driver, who is expected to be charged, and the durian were escorted to the customs office in Aranyaprathet district.