Sunday, February 28, 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.

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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

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