On January 29, the Commander-in-Chief of the Crime Suppression Division, the Superintendent of Region 4, Crime Suppression Division, along with the Secretary General of The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Deputy Secretary General attended the announcement of the results of the destruction of a warehouse containing counterfeit cosmetics and illegal cosmetics.
These products were deceptively sold through an online platform, totaling 36 items with over 14,000 pieces, valued at 3.6 million baht. It was disclosed that officials received complaints from the owners of the “ELA RAE” brand armpit cream regarding sellers of counterfeit cosmetics on the Tiktok platform. The store, known as LUNA-TH, came under scrutiny after a customer reported a change in the cream’s consistency. Upon investigation, it was confirmed to be a counterfeit product. Additionally, numerous cosmetic items were found to be sold at prices lower than the market value.
It was also stated that investigations uncovered the warehouse’s role in storing and distributing these products. A search warrant from the Minburi Criminal Court was obtained to search a warehouse in the Lat Krabang area, wherein a caretaker, claimed that all the products belonged to a Chinese capitalist. He would order popular cosmetics from China and store them in the warehouse for shipment to Thai customers. It was also revealed that the Chinese capitalist operated up to 9 online stores to promote the products. When orders were received, the caretaker would handle packaging and delivery, with a daily volume of 5,000-10,000 pieces, charging a delivery cost of about 10 baht per piece.
It was emphasized that efforts are underway to contact all companies owning the products for inspection and confirmation. Subsequently, the items will undergo verification at the Department of Medical Sciences, Ministry of Public Health. If prohibited ingredients are discovered, further legal action will be pursued.