From: Thai Visa
Thailand Tobacco Monopoly to award authorities for cracking down on illegal cigarettes
BANGKOK, 26 February 2016 (NNT) – The smuggling of cigarettes has reportedly been on the rise, following the excise tax hike.
The news has prompted Thailand Tobacco Monopoly (TTM) to announce its plan to crack down on the illegal cigarette sales. TTM Director Daonoi Suthinipapan said that a total of 10 million baht has been set aside to award government officials, police, and soldiers who have successfully arrested cigarette smugglers.
Under the TTM incentive program, A pack of illegal cigarettes is worth three baht in reward money. Authorities can earn 1,000 baht for every 500 packs confiscated. The TTM will also pay an additional 50,000 baht for 25,000 packs found.