6 tonnes of suspected frozen pork seized in Chiang Mai and Samut Sakhon
Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thailand)
September 15, 2022
Over six tonnes of frozen pork, believed to have been smuggled into Thailand, have been seized from cold storage facilities in Samut Sakhon and Chiang Mai provinces.
In Samut Sakhon, police from the Consumer Protection Police Division raided a cold storage facility and found 1,050kgs of frozen pork in 50 boxes without any origin documentation.
The facility’s operator was told to present documents to officials, to verify the source of the meat, within 15 days, failing that legal action will be taken against them.
Meanwhile, officials from the Livestock Development Department seized almost 400 boxes of frozen pork, weighing 5,375kgs, at a cold storage facility in Saraphi district in Chiang Mai.
Officials said that 130 boxes came from Germany, 100 were imported from Argentina and the remainder are of unknown origin.
The owner was also asked to provide evidentiary documentation within 15 days.
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