MAN FINED FOR ILLEGAL IMPORT OF FOOD ITEMS FROM THAILAND, MANAGED TO REACH ORCHARD BEFORE GETTING CAUGHT

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A 24 year old Thai national was yesterday fined $6,800 for the illegal import of fresh duck eggs, meat products and coriander.

Pahoon Thanat had been driving the vehicle carrying the said items when he was intercepted at Peninsular Plaza by the AVA. He was found to have illegally imported 300 fresh duck eggs, 24kg of coriander and 5.5kg of meat products from Thailand.

AVA stated that the products were seized and destroyed. Import of food here is regulated for food safety and animal health reasons. It was not stated how the man had managed to avoid getting captured at the immigration checkpoint, having managed to drive all the way to the town area before being caught.

John Hua

A.S.S. Contributor

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