Thai police today (Sunday) stopped three vans, loaded with Chinese-made rapid antigen test kits, as they headed towards Cambodia via a border post in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo.
Police said they decided to confiscate all the test kits after the drivers of the three trucks could not produce any documents proving their origin or a letter certifying the quality of the kits, issued by the Thai Food and Drugs Administration.
Colonel Pol Niwatchai Sukthayarak, superintendent of Khlong Hat police station in Sa Kaeo province, said today that a Cambodian national, who claimed to be the owner of the kits, presented documents to the police, which are currently being examined to determine their authenticity. .
The man also claimed that the kits had been imported from Shanghai in China, by a Thai firm in the Bang Khun Thian district of Bangkok, and that the product had already been taxed by the Customs Department.
The police officer said the product in question will be released if the documents are found to be genuine, however adding that if they are found to be false, the product will be confiscated and those involved will face charges. .