44 police officers and three men arrested for smuggling motorcycles

Authorities arrested 4 law enforcement officials, one Thai man, and two Cambodian males yesterday at a pier in the southeastern province of Trat for smuggling six bikes right into a neighbouring country.
The Marine Special Unit 182 received a tip-off from an authority spy that the smuggling was to take place at a pier in the Mai Root sub-district, Khlong Yai district in Trat province at 1am on Tuesday, February 28. The smuggled bikes had been reportedly destined for transfer to a neighbouring country via boat.
Authorities monitored the placement in secret, ready until 10pm when seven smugglers appeared on the scene before making a move to arrest them. Four of the smugglers were officers stationed at the Khlong Yai Police Station, whose accountability was to supervise the realm. The different members have been Thai and Cambodian residents. Their identifications have not been revealed.
The seven suspects had been charged with violating Section 242 of the Customs Act: whoever imports or exports products that have not duly handed via customs shall be punished with imprisonment of up to 10 years, a fine of four times dearer than the product value, or each.
The motorbike smuggling racket in Pattaya had simply been reported three days ago. Officers from the Bang Lamung Police Station performed an investigation into seven Honda Wave 110i motorcycles that had been stolen and hidden within the forest. The witness reported seeing a pickup truck carrying two to three motorcycles passing through the forest at night a couple of days earlier than the discovery.
After an intensive investigation, the officers have been in a place to arrest 15 suspects aged between 15 and forty years previous at 10.30am at present. The group admitted to stealing motorcycles parked at condominiums within the province and hiding them in the forest before promoting them. Secret did not reveal the place or to whom they sold the stolen vehicles..

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