Senders of parcels warned not to post 7 prohibited items or face legal action

Members of the public using postal services are warned not to mail seven prohibited items or face legal action. They are also advised not to lend their ID cards to strangers for use in the mailing of their packages.

The renewed warning was issued by state-run Thailand Post Company after police recently found that drug traffickers are increasingly resorting to postal services to send narcotics to their customers, after several major drug shipments, being transported in vehicles, were intercepted by police.

Mrs. Samorn Therdthampiboon, managing director of state-run Thailand Post, said yesterday the company’s post offices have intensified the screening of parcels to prevent unscrupulous senders from mailing prohibited items.

Senders are required to show their ID cards and CCTV systems have been installed in all post offices. There are also X-ray scanners to look for explosives and flammable materials as part of the increased security measures, said Mrs. Samorn.

The seven types of item prohibited from being sent by mail are:

  • Live animals
  • Narcotics
  • Pornographic material
  • Explosives or flammable substances
  • Unsheathed knives or other sharpened objects
  • Banknotes
  • Fake products which infringe intellectual property rights

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