Tanker caught with cargo of smuggled petrol in Samut Prakan

The Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

The Chao Phraya River in Samut Prakan Province. Photo: Mattes.

SAMUT PRAKAN: A tanker ship with a contraband cargo of 710,000 litres of petrol was stopped and seized in the Chao Phraya river estuary by a navy patrol early on Sunday.

A Royal Thai Navy announcement said the MV Thanasit, a tanker manned by five crew and the captain, was in the river mouth when it was approached by the patrol boat Tor 115 about 3am and stopped for a search.

Full story: Bangkok Post

Sutthiwit Chayutworakan

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