Exporter selling counterfeit Thai durian to China arrested

The owner of a fruit-buying company in Chanthaburi province has been arrested yesterday for allegedly using counterfeit Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certificates in an attempt to export Vietnamese durians to China as Thai durians.

Alongkorn Polabutr, adviser to the agriculture and cooperatives minister: "We investigated a fruit-buying company called ‘Lung Tu Odd’ located in Khlong Narai subdistrict of Chanthaburi province and found that they had used fake GAP and GMP certificates to make durians that they had imported from Vietnam look like they were from Thailand before exporting them to Chinese customers.”

Alongkorn added that Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Srion had ordered the Department of Agriculture to work with the police, Customs Department, the Department of Foreign Trade and Department of Special Investigation to further investigate the company’s network as well as other fruit counterfeiters in durian-growing provinces.

Source: thestar.com.my


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