Mask smugglers caught near Cambodian border

Two Thais were arrested and more than 60,000 face masks smuggled from Cambodia were seized on Friday in Khok Sung district.

The officers removed a tarpaulin from the back of the vehicle and found 250 boxes containing 2,500 Dami Mask brand masks, 180 boxes containing 9,000 Kenko brand masks, 250 boxes containing 12,500 Eco Fresh masks, and 620 packs containing 31,000 other blue face masks made in Cambodia.

Driver Paisarn Chai-aree, 23, and a woman identified later as Supaporn Sombatmeemak, 29, both from Khok Sung district, told police they had transported the masks from Cambodia via a natural border pass in Ta Phraya district. They claimed they were not aware the masks were contraband items.

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