DSI to press charges against unscrupulous importers of luxury cars

The Department of Special Investigation will press charges with public prosecutors against importers of knock-down luxury cars who falsely declared them as car spare parts in order to avoid higher import taxes.

DSI deputy director-general Pol Maj Suriya Singhakamol said Tuesday that the DSI would not wait for tax assessment results from the Customs Department regarding the imported luxury cars, but would press charges of falsifying official documents and using falsified documents against the importers.

Of some 7,000 plus cars being examined by the DSI, several hundred of them were falsely declared as car spare parts instead of knock-down automobiles.

Pol Maj Suriya said that several owners of these knock-down luxury cars have refused to surrender the cars to the DSI for examination. Also, he added that several cars were sold or had their license plates changed to avoid detection by authorities.