Officers raid house in Bang Lamung for selling E-cigarettes on Facebook live streams, renewed vaping crackdown announced

Officers raid house in Bang Lamung for selling E-cigarettes on Facebook live streams

Bang Lamung –
Officers have raided a house in Nongprue for selling E-cigarettes on Facebook live streams.

Yesterday a team of officers led by the head of Special Operations for the Office of the Consumer Protection Board (OCPB) Major Gen Yannapong Somapa and the Nongprue Police Chief Col. Chitdaecha Songhong  raided a house in Soi Sukhumwit 53 in the late evening.

They have seized E-cigarettes and other items, a laptop and two mobile phones.

The raid follows an investigation from the Facebook page ‘BIN II BUY NUT’ where they were doing live streams on selling E- cigarettes and delivering them via parcel boxes.

Officials told the media the raid was in accordance with Thai law as vaping was highly dangerous and that the raids and crackdowns were because of concern for public health and the addictive nature of vaping.

Officers revealed that they have already identified a large supplier who will be arrested soon. They are also investigating the buyers of the equipment which may include some foreigners.

Thailand has some of the strictest laws in the world against vaping. Officials said this was only the beginning and they would be focusing on many more links in the supply chain in the Pattaya area. They warned locals and tourists alike that vaping is against the law and offenders face significant fines and potential prison time.

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