The Phuket News Premier League predictions The Phuket News Kata Rocks The Phuket News Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort
The Phuket News Thailand News
The Phuket News Phuket | Thailand | World | Business | Q&A | Weird World XML, RSS, Feed
The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News

10 dealers could face questioning over car-tax dodge

BANGKOK: More than 10 luxury car dealers believed to be linked to a tax avoidance scheme and a network that shipped stolen vehicles from Britain to Thailand could be summoned for questioning, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) said.

crime, transport, police,

Bangkok Post

Monday 29 May 2017, 09:11AM

A DSI officer checking the status of a Lamborghini and other luxury cars likes what he sees at a high-class showroom. Photo: Post Today
A DSI officer checking the status of a Lamborghini and other luxury cars likes what he sees at a high-class showroom. Photo: Post Today

The move followed the seizure of a total of 160 luxury cars worth B3 billion during raids on May 18 and 24, with the vehicles suspected of being falsely declared to avoid Thailand’s high import duties.

The DSI also found that 10 of 42 mostly luxury cars which the British National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS) said were stolen in Britain were shipped to Thailand.

DSI deputy chief Korrawat Panprapakorn said yesterday (May 28) that his agency is set to issue summons against those believed to be involved with buying and selling the stolen vehicles.

More than 10 sellers are likely to be involved, the identities of which will be known this week after DSI officials meet to discuss the investigation, he said.

The buyers will be summoned for questioning after the sellers have been dealt with, Lt Col Korrawat said.

The DSI is in the process of examining documents that were used in the importing of the cars.

Information will be exchanged with the Customs Department to determine which buyers intended to commit the offence, he said.

Citing the NaVCIS on the network that smuggled the cars from Britain into Thailand, Lt Col Korrawat said it is thought the criminals made car hire purchase deals using loans taken out from UK financial institutions and then sold the vehicles to Thai accomplices.

The stolen vehicles, he said, were then shipped to Thailand, as insurance claims were being lodged by the owners of the stolen vehicles.

Lt Col Korrawat said the operation was similar to that in which cars were stolen in Malaysia and smuggled to Thailand.

British International School, Phuket

It could also be linked to a similar network in Laos, he said.

Referring to the 10 stolen vehicles found in Thailand, the DSI deputy chief said six of them were parked in showrooms, three sold to others and another waiting to pass through the Customs Department.

Actor-cum-singer Pakorn Lam, or Dome, has been thrust in the spotlight after his green Lamborghini Huracan was reportedly seized by the DSI, which carried out the raid at a showroom of STT Autocar Co early this month.

Reports have emerged that Pakorn asked the shop to sell his Lamborghini and promised to buy a car from the company once his vehicle was sold.

Also yesterday, DSI chief Paisit Wongmuang said he was uncertain about this information and the DSI officials will check the chassis and vehicle identification numbers to determine whether this was the same car belonging to Pakorn.

Meanwhile, the singer posted on his Instagram on Saturday night (May 27) that he had bought his green Lamborghini legally from the single authorised dealer in Thailand and he has legitimate documents to verify the purchase.

“I felt shocked after seeing the news about my Lamborghini. The news is harsh and could create misunderstanding among readers,” Pakorn’s Instagram posting reads. He said he is ready to clarify the issue as soon as possible.

Lt Col Korrawat said he has yet to check the details of Pakorn’s Instagram posting, but insisted officers have evidence determining where the singer bought his vehicle from.

Read original story here.



The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Comment on this story
* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.
Comments Here:
    Forget your password?

Be the first to comment.

The Phuket News
The Phuket News The Phuket News The Phuket News
The Phuket News
Share this
The Phuket News
Have a news tip-off? Click here
The Phuket News
Related stories
The Phuket News
Phuket community

Recent Comments

Pacific corals in 'worrying' state: researchers

I been there in the early and seen them,the coral were still pretty much ok from my point of view.It seems nobody really cares and everybody jus...(Read More)

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

Funny how quick someone jumps up like a rabbit out of a magicians hat,if our chief commentator is questioned! Looks to me like helicopter parenting he...(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: The rising tide of progress

Great PN piece of Opinion. Yes, Anyone living many years on Phuket island is not surprised by the floodings, etc. See Patong police station, 2 hours...(Read More)

Phuket taxi drivers charged for assaulting security guard over access to hotel guests

Wow "Might" revoke their licence's, tough talk, well done, the taxi tuk tuk mafia will be shaking in their shoes!...(Read More)

11 held in crackdown on foreign crime

As mentioned in a previous story, the ever good old Nigerians and their scams, most from that continent aren't good people, sad but true....(Read More)

Phuket Opinion: The rising tide of progress

The monkeys can be moved because no one is being paid to look the other way....(Read More)

Remapping eats on the streets

Is it so difficult to build food courts, plus appointing many food wise strategic located small sois food streets ( no traffic)? Like in Singapore and...(Read More)

11 held in crackdown on foreign crime

Transnational crime syndicates are existing already many years. Strange that RTP not studied/specialized/ is updated in 'transnational' yet. ...(Read More)

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

It appears our fine feathered "friend" is only capable of personal attacks. The mayor, in particular his office, is responsible for issui...(Read More)

Phuket’s Eva Beach appeal earns demolition reprieve, says Rawai Mayor

I wrote: Face expressions on photos say a lot about people.(plural) I was not just talking about the Mayor. It was about all the people on the photo...(Read More)

The Phuket News
Bangkok Hospital Phuket
Weird World
The Phuket News PHUKET LIFE
Phuket Arts
Phuket Community
Phuket Culture
Phuket Dining
Phuket Education
Phuket Entertainment
Phuket Environment
Phuket Health
Phuket People
Phuket Technology
Phuket Travel
World Entertainment
Photo Galleries
The Phuket News PHUKET SPORT
Phuket Buy and Sell
Phuket Jobs
Phuket Property
Phuket Cars and Boats
Phuket Community
Phuket Services
The Phuket News The Phuket News PHUKET EVENTS
Phuket Event listings
Phuket Event calendar
Buy Tickets
Phuket Bars, pubs and clubs
Phuket Hotels and villas
Phuket Restaurants
Phuket Yellow Pages
The Phuket News BARGAINS
The Phuket News ABOUT US
The Company
Distribution points
Advertise with us
Pay for advert
Contact us
Content Google Map
Site map
Australian Visa Services
Currency - The Phuket News   Weather Report - The Phuket News   Surf Report - The Phuket News
LinkedIn - The Phuket News   Twitter - The Phuket News   YouTube - The Phuket News   Facebook - The Phuket News
Copyright © 2017 Class Act Media. All rights reserved. | Website usage terms and conditions | Privacy and Confidentiality Statement.