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Penalties for alcohol in gift baskets

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Managers of shops that sell New Year gift baskets with alcoholic drinks could face up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to Bt500,000.

Director for the Thai Health Promotion’s Centre for Alcohol Studies, Thaksaphon Thamarangsi, said yesterday the National Committee for Alcohol Consumption Control gave a warning on October 8 that alcohol was banned from New Year gift baskets.

People who broke the law face up to six months jail and/or a fine of up to Bt10,000 for violating Article 30 (50) of the Criminal Law, while those deemed to have violated Article 32 about alcohol ads faced up to a year in jail and/or a fine up to Bt500,000.

(The Nation)

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