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Chiang Mai souvenir shop raided for selling illegal substances to Chinese tours

 

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CHIANG MAI: -- Pharmaceutical experts and police raided a recently opened souvenir shop in Chiang Mai yesterday.

 

They had received reports that the "Time Cosmetic" store on Ratchiang Saen Road was selling illegal goods to tourists.

 

The raiding party found five varieties of medicine that can only be dispensed by a qualified pharmacist.

 

Several people were arrested including the manager.

 

A saleswoman called Supranee Sasithornbamrung, 24, said they had only been open a week.

 

She didn't know anything about it - her job was just to sell the stuff to the Chinese, she said.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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LannaGuy    7,325

Things really have changed. Presumably the Pharmacist was in the toilet but what's the difference?  10 years here and the Pharmacist just hands it over anyway! 

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Maejo Man    434

I have noticed more of these shops opening around town. I went into one on Moonmuang and the staff there were speaking in Chinese, but were Thai. Seems they are just geared to Chinese tourists.

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cmsally    2,501

Even though the numbers of Chinese tourists have slacked off a bit, these stores are still popping up everywhere. I don't see the foot traffic in them as being enough to justify some of the expensive locations they are renting.

Seriously can someone shift huge quantities of snail cream and durian chips on an ongoing basis.

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Ruffian Dick    198
4 hours ago, Foozool said:

Illegal substances ? 🙀

What could be those ? 

Yep, this isn't specified. "Only...dispensed by a qualified pharmacist"?

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Loaded    2,097
On 9/6/2017 at 3:35 PM, cmsally said:

Even though the numbers of Chinese tourists have slacked off a bit, these stores are still popping up everywhere. I don't see the foot traffic in them as being enough to justify some of the expensive locations they are renting.

Seriously can someone shift huge quantities of snail cream and durian chips on an ongoing basis.

and then there's the foam mattress shops. What's that all about?

 

There's a scam but what is it?

 

money laundering?

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cmsally    2,501

I understand from that the Chinese govt has cracked down in the past couple of years regarding transferring large amounts of cash outside China. Could this be a way to get around money transfer regulations. All the money you transfer is in effect a purchase of pillows and stuff, vastly inflated invoices etc .

Just an idea as I can't figure it out.

Or maybe there is just a huge demand for latex pillows and snail cream !

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Ruffian Dick    198
11 hours ago, Loaded said:

and then there's the foam mattress shops. What's that all about?

 

There's a scam but what is it?

 

money laundering?

Maybe it's illegal to have anything but a rock-hard bed in Thailand. All evidence points to that.

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wakeupplease    1,830

Chinese by lots of banned animal potions, lets have the true story please not the usual properganda.

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