Customs officers accused of stealing durians price 1.8 million baht

A Thai durian intermediary accused the Aranyaprathet Customs House in the Isaan province of Sa Kaeo of stealing durians value 1.eight million baht.
The story of the durian intermediary caught hearth on Thai social media on Sunday, June 25. According to a quantity of posts on Facebook, the intermediary complained that the customs wrongly blamed him for illegally importing durians from Cambodia.
The intermediary insists that he had purchased roughly eight tons of durians from an area plantation within the northeastern province of Si Sakate. He defined that he employed a truck driver to switch the durian from the Si Sakate to the central province of Chantaburi for export.
However, customs officers knowledgeable the motive force that the durians have been illegally imported and have to be seized.
The middleman then visited the Aranyaprathet Customs House to retrieve the durian but found that his products were all bought by the authorities. He claimed that some officers confirmed him a video that all the durians had been resold to other authorities departments within the province.
Many Thai citizens criticised the authorities for their wrongdoings and demanded a proof from Thai Customs.
The Director of the Customs Department, Phachara Anantasin, yesterday insisted that the authorities had carried out the proper thing according to the law. He defined that officers received a tip-off that a six-wheel truck would travel to a border between Thailand and Cambodia in Sa Kaeo province on June 23 to illegally purchase durians and switch them to Chantaburi.
At 9.45am on the day, the customs authorities recognized a truck matching the given description and promptly signalled the motive force to tug over. The truck driver admitted that Cambodian nationals had entrusted him with the durians, leading to the immediate confiscation of the entire consignment.
Mold revealed that the middleman later visited the Aranyaprathet Customs House and admitted to being unaware that the Cambodian durian vendor had not obtained the required permissions from the authorities.
Both the truck driver and the intermediary face authorized punishment however details of the costs were not disclosed.
Nevertheless, different durian middlemen in Chanthaburi didn’t believe the authorities’ claims. A member of the Sa Kaeo Public Network, Amahrin Yeeheng, posted on Facebook at present daring the Customs Department Director to go to the customs home before defending his group. Amahrin said…
“Dear Customs Department Director, please don’t solely sit at the office and maintain a press convention. Come and investigate the matter on-site. If the claims made in the course of the press convention turned out to be unfaithful, it would indicate that you are a liar, wouldn’t it?”
The story seems set to run for a short time but..

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