Police raid on Thep Prasit Pattaya Market

Police from the Tourist Police Bureau and the Technology Crime Suppression Divisiion seized more than 10,000 items of pirated merchandises in a raid on about 40 spots at Thep Prasit Pattaya Market, known to be the biggest source of contraband in Pattaya, on Saturday night.

The raid, led by Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakpan, depuy commissioner of the Tourist Police Bureau, began at about 11pm.

The goods confiscated are fakes of various brandname products such as clothes, perfume, electrical appliances, watches and handbags.

Pol Maj Gen Surachate said the fake products caused between 3-4 million baht damage.

He said the action was part of the ongoing cooperation between Thailand and the United States in the suppression against sources of pirated products and violation of intellectual property.

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