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Thailand destroys pirated goods worth US$100 Million

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BANGKOK, 29 August 2011 (NNT) – The Crime Suppression Division, the National Police Office, the Customs Department and private companies have jointly destroyed confiscated pirated goods worth 3.1 billion THB.

Deputy Commerce Minister Siriwat Kajornprasart presided over the event to destroy the pirated products, weighing over 120 tons, seized by the authorities. The event is held for the second time this year. The first demolition of pirated goods, worth 58 million THB, took place in Phuket in June.

Mr Siriwat said the pirated goods were destroyed to prevent them being re-sold again. He added the event also held to show Thai government’s commitment to suppress piracy.

Reporter: Nuttaporn Chanchokpong – NNT

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