Saturday, May 8, 2021

37 Tons of Used Latex Gloves, Valued at 6 Million Baht, Seized from Pathum Thani Warehouse

One was arrested with further investigation pending.

Yet another used rubber glove haul. There have been dozens of busts like this over the past months. It’s a major problem that doesn’t seem to have an end because there’s so much profit in it for the operators.

On February 17th, 2021, police followed up on a complaint that used rubber gloves were being cleaned, dyed, and repackaged as new product to sell at bargain prices.

The manager of the warehouse, Mrs. Wanida Srichampa, 53 years old, brought officers to inspect the facility. Officers seized 37 tons worth of gloves valued at more than 6 million baht.

According to Mrs. Wannida she was hired by Mr. Nuttacchak Surathun, Deputy Director of Sales at Thai Samsung Life Assurance Public Company Ltd. as the warehouse manager. Mr. Nuttachak was the leader in the operation to clean the gloves and sell them to clients.

Mrs. Wannida was arrested and a further investigation is underway under the Consumer Protection Act.

Defend independent crime reporting in Thailand.
Stay informed with weekly digests of top crime stories & original reports. No selling, no spam!

My take: I’ve been given leads about PPE scams like this. My source said that the bulk of operations are not even reported because powerful interests are involved and people fear retribution by going to police or the press.

At some point I’ll do a complete write-up of the issue that explores all the known cases.

Source: https://www.matichon.co.th/local/crime/news_2584088

Special Note about Facebook

My personal profile on Facebook was completely nuked — BOOM, just deleted with no warning. This isn’t just a Facebook jail sentence. I was completely banned from the platform.

12+ years of connections, networking, content, the whole works is just poof gone.

So look, if you came to this page from Facebook, and you’d like to continue to read True Crime Thailand content in the event that my group and page are taken off the platform (it’s inevitable), then I only ask that you sign up to my newsletter.

I do not spam. I only use it to send out a weekly digest of the best crime news in Thailand, along with original reports that I write — about once a week, too.

You can sign up here:

Thailand's Daily Crime Pill is to be taken with a splash of soda, a tall Chang, a cuppa tea, or coffee - the choice be yours. And it's free, just trade your email and you get the good stuff straight to your inbox.

Are you on Telegram?

So are we.

Here’s a link to the True Crime Thailand Telegram channel where we can get the stories that matter the most out in the most direct and efficient way without the interference of Big Tech: Click Here for Telegram Channel

Latest Posts

5 Million Yaba Tabs Intercepted in Chiang Rai; Part of 2 Year Investigation into Drug Smuggling Network

Region 5 Police seized the meth that came through the Mae Fah Luang border areas of Chiang Rai -- the final destination for this shipment was Ayutthaya.

American Man, Jason Balzer, Suspected in the Disappearance of Pregnant Thai Girlfriend in Nan Province

More than 40 people are on the hunt for Mr. Balzer who sped off with his offroad bike from Nan province after his pregnant wife went missing -- his last known location was in Phrae.

10 Different “Pretty” Models Drugged, Raped, and Filmed by Modeling Agent in Bangkok

The models range in age from 18 to 25 years old -- they were lured into Bangkok area condos and hotels under the false premise of modeling gigs.

Japanese Fraudster, Mr. Shoji Yamada, Swindles 2 Million Baht and Opens Pathum Thani Restaurant

The Japanese national claimed connections with big-shots (คนใหญ่คนโต, khon-yak-khon-dtoo) in Thailand that could resolve civil court cases -- plot twist: there were no big-shots and Mr. Yamada stole 2 million baht.