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Thailand’s DSI targets tobacco giant in tax evasion row

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation has decided to file charges against US tobacco firm Philip Morris Thailand for allegedly under-declaring the value of its products to evade taxes.

The DSI’s move contradicts a decision by public prosecutors, who decided in January to drop charges against the firm, 13 other companies and Philip Morris Thailand executive Charonchai Salyapong.

DSI chief Tharit Pengdit yesterday said the agency would refer its decision to the attorney-general as required by law.

Read more: Bangkok Post


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