The Thai Customs Division has formally put an finish to the embarrassing and intrusive apply of frisking travellers passing by means of border management with designer-brand objects at airports. The division mentioned the searches had been a burden for travellers.
In keeping with the deputy director of the Customs Division, Phanthong Loykunlanan, the division has abolished frisking vacationers to make journey extra handy. Nonetheless, travellers should show that their luxurious objects are for private use and never on the market.
As per the laws for importing or buying luxurious items from overseas, the Thai Customs Division’s web site states that travellers who haven’t any declaration to make will need to have private belongings in an inexpensive amount and never exceed a complete worth of 20,000 baht.
Phanthong revealed that Customs Division officers is not going to search travellers even when they go by means of with an costly purse or carrying a luxurious watch.
“The Customs Division officers on the airport should not search the travellers with designer-brand vogue objects if it isn’t essential. That is the coverage from the Customs Division director. The director mentioned the search is a burden for the travellers. It should find yourself with issues if we preserve looking all people.”
Phanthong additionally acknowledged that Customs officers will solely search travellers in the event that they obtain a report of suspected prison exercise from related departments, they usually have to be in uniform whereas doing so.
Final 12 months, a Thai girl shared her expertise of coming into the nation with designer manufacturers and confronted a high quality of 54,000 baht.
The girl reported that she and her boyfriend stayed and labored in South Korea and travelled to Thailand by way of Suvarnabhumi Airport on Friday, Could 20, final 12 months.
She mentioned officers seized all of their design-brand objects. The officers suspected that that they had intentions to promote their items in Thailand.
The couple denied the allegation and spent hours negotiating. They had been fined 27% of the product costs from their luxurious baggage and 37% on their garments. The overall high quality was 70,000 baht, later lowered to 54,000 baht.
One other girl commented on the submit saying that she skilled the same situation and ended up paying a 60,000 baht high quality to the Customs Division.