Naval Region 2 raids a fishing boat converted to trade illegal oil in the Gulf of Thailand with 35 thousand liters of belongings.

Surat Thani – Naval Area 2 led the boat 235 to patrol in the Gulf of Thailand. Arrest of a converted fishing boat for smuggling oil with 35,000 liters of goods worth nearly 1 million baht, found to be a repeating wrongdoing

Today (28 October) at the Samui Boat Station Songkhla Naval Base Naval Area 2, Lipa Noi Subdistrict, Koh Samui District, Surat Thani Province; Lt. Gen. Sunthon Damklai, Commander-in-Chief of the 2nd Commander-in-Chief of the Maritime National Interest Center (SRC) along with Lt. Gen. Surasak bestow wisdom Deputy Director of the National Marine Interest Center (SRC), Region 2, Lt. Peeraphan Khamphirapang, ship commander, Sub-District 235, Excise Officer customs officer Koh Samui Marine Police, Koh Samui and related agencies jointly held a press conference.

From the case on October 27, 2021, while Captain Peeraphan Khamphirapang, the ship’s commander, Tor 235, was ready to take out a patrol boat in the Gulf of Thailand. Away from the water channel, Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province Suspicious fishing boat found The ship’s name is Orsok Sirilada, with 1 captain and 4 crew members, all of Thai nationality. Officers then came to check and found that the ship had been modified to install an oil tank under the hull. and install the oil nozzle Inside, 35,000 liters of diesel were found. From the inspection, it was found that it was a smuggling process.

Therefore, all the suspects were seized and detained for inspection at the Samui Boat Station Command. Initially, the accused confessed. For the diesel that was caught this time worth nearly 1 million baht and prosecution of modified fishing boats loading oil that did not go through customs. guilty of charge in The Excise Tax Act B.E. 2560 The Thai Boat Act of 1911 and the Customs Act of 2017

Lt. Gen. Soonthorn Damklai, Commander of the 2nd Naval Area Command, said that from a review of the ship’s history, it was found that I’ve been doing the same case for a long time. especially in the area Nakhon Si Thammarat Province Most of these ships will secretly conceal information. By avoiding sailing in the sea to the depths off the coast. to deceive the inspector’s inaccessibility And if the officers accidentally lead the boat to the shore to unload oil for customers in Tha Sala district, Nakhon Kri Thammarat province. The oil is a domestic oil used for tax evasion. The accused in the oil smuggling process is the original set. who had been arrested