A total of 151 assets will go under the hammer at an auction at the offices of Phuket City Municipality on Tuesday (Sept 6).
The assets were seized when more than 100 officers including police, military and Amlo officials raided companies operating under the Tranlee Travel Co Ltd network of businesses at Rassada and Koh Siray, on the east side of Phuket Town, on July 6. (See story here.)
The items up for auction, including 33 boats and 57 buses, will be open for inspection to potential bidders on Monday (Sept 5), Almo Secretary-General Chaiya Siriphankul said in a public announcement..
Among the bargains to be had are brand-new tour buses at starting bids of B1.4 million, older buses at just B800,000.
Starting bids for boats on auction range from B12 million for the fully-fitted Sampaothong 1 cruise tour boat to B450,000 for large tour speedboats right down to just B224,000 for small runabouts.
For a full list of the items up for auction, complete with photos of the main items for sale, click here.
Potential bidders can inspect the items for auction from 9:30am to 4pm on Monday at the following locations:
- San Arun Pier on Anuphas Rd
- Phuket Boat Lagoon in Koh Kaew
- Jor Jareon Kanrualek Pier, Rassada
- Kanrua Sikij Pier, Rassada
- Rattanachai Pier, Rassada
- Region 8 Police headquarters in Thalang
- Tranlee Tour office (now closed) on Poonphol Rd, Phuket Town
The auction on Tuesday is scheduled to start at 10am. Registration for the bidding opens at 9am. Bidders must front minimum deposits - by cash or cheque - for items they intend to bid on. The amount varies depending on the value of the item to be auctioned. For a list of the deposits, click here. (Thai language only).
Any assets remaining unsold after the auction on Tuesday will be up for auction again at the Phuket Municipality offices from 10 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Sep 7-9).