From: Bangkok Post
WRITER: PIYARACH CHONGCHAROEN AND METHEE MUANGKAEW
Contraband foreign cigarettes and tobacco seized from the pickup truck carrying them from the Myanmar border in Kanchanaburi’s Sangkhla district. The driver (centre) was arrested. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen).
KANCHANABURI: Authorities seized contraband cigarettes and tobacco worth more than 800,000 baht smuggled through the Three Pagodas Pass border crossing in Sangkhla Buri district on Sunday evening.
Provincial excise officials, soldiers, police, defence volunteers and local officials intercepted a pickup truck on its way from the border pass at a checkpoint on Highway No.323 linking Sankhla Buri-Three Pagodas Pass on the Thai-Myanmar border.