Livestock Arrested cold-storage trucks, bringing 10 tons of illegal pork to “Shop” in Chonburi

Director General of the Department of Livestock Development reveals Sent a special team of officers together with the police. They raided 3 cold-storage vehicles that smuggled 10 tons of pork from Nakhon Pathom and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces to "Moo Shop" in Chonburi without asking for permission. therefore seized and prosecuted Confirmed the ongoing operation to suppress “wild pigs” according to the “clean pigs” project to prevent animal epidemics. protect farmers and health care of consumers

Mr. Somchuan Veterinarian Rattana Mangkhalanon Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development said ordered the Department of Livestock Development to consist of Chonburi Animal Quarantine Station Lat Krabang Animal Quarantine Station and the Animal Quarantine Station at Suvarnabhumi Airport together with the Consumer Protection Crime Suppression Division (PorKhor.Khor.Phor.Kor.Bor.) Police raided the cold storage of Chok Ampai Fresh Pork Shop, Rattanakorn Market, Thung Sukla Sub-district, Si Racha District, Chonburi Province, who was the operator. operates a large distribution of meat and pork parts due to receiving complaints that Meat and pork parts are smuggled from rural areas without permission and the source is unknown. unhygienic handling may be contaminated with pathogens that are unsafe for consumers And sold at cheap prices, which is a distortion of the market mechanism.

From the invasion, it was found that Choke Ampai Fresh Pork Shop, which is a "pork shop", has 3 cold storage rooms and uses 3 pickup trucks to transport pig carcasses to the cold storage with a total weight of 10,307.4 kilograms. Migrated from Nakhon Pathom and Nakhon Ratchasima provinces illegally It is an offense under Section 22 of the Animal Epidemic Act of 2015 to move animals and carcasses in the animal epidemic surveillance area. is guilty of an offense under Section 65, with imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or a fine not exceeding 40,000 baht, or both. And such operators of cutting and selling meat fall under Section 37 of the Slaughter Control Act for the Sale of Meat. for the sale of meat that are not certified to sell meat punishable under section 56, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years, a fine not exceeding 200

The officials have seized all the pork, all 3 cars, in the aforementioned cold storage. After that, samples were randomly collected and sent to the laboratory of the Department of Livestock Development. for detection of animal epidemic pathogens pathogenic microorganisms and contaminated residues according to good protection standards by bringing documents for inspection to write a diary about the case at Laem Chabang Police Station Chonburi Province handed over to investigators to prosecute in accordance with the legal process

Director-General of the Department of Livestock Development said The operation is part of the “Clean Pork” project, which is an important policy of the Department of Livestock Development. with the goal of controlling watch out for epidemic coupled with stabilizing swine prices The aim is to allow farmers to raise and sell pigs at a price that is sufficient to survive without loss. At the same time, it protects the health of consumers in order to consume standardized and safe livestock products.- Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency