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Customs and excise chiefs revealed they will be handing out fines of 37 million baht after seizing contraband worth about 6 million baht on the Cambodian border. Excise officials, soldiers, and police yesterday captured almost 39,000 packs of various foreign cigarettes near a canal on the Cambodian border in the Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo. They were discovered in 49 sacks alongside a canal behind Phan Suek border village. There were 38,950 packs of cigarettes in parcels stamped with the names of the intended receivers. There were 3,500 packets of IZA cigarettes, 18,630 packets of Gold Seal, 3,000 packets of […]

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Hmm 39k packs, worth 6m baht. Roughly 150 baht per package. For a smoker it might be profitable to grow  their own tobacco. 

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