11 July 2024

Police from the Consumer Protection Police Division and officials from the Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) seized fake food supplements, cosmetics and medicines worth more than 10-million baht in a raid on a warehouse in Bangkok’s Pathumwan district today (Friday).

The over 6,000 fake items had been smuggled into Thailand from China and the warehouse, located in the Bantadthong area, is owned by a Chinese national, according to the police.

The fake products were being offered for sale online and many consumers had already bought them, believing them to be authentic.

TFDA Deputy Secretary-General Weerachai Nolwachai said that some of the fake medicine and food supplements contain ingredients which may be harmful, especially to pregnant women.

The warehouse owner has been charged with selling fake products, but he has denied the charges.