DSI to prosecute illegal luxury car importers next month

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) says it will finish all cases involving tax avoidance in the import of used sports and luxury cars and prosecute the importers in January.

DSI director-general Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang said information received from the United Kingdom showed 9,391 cars were exported to Thailand, 505 from Italy, and 5 from Japan.

But information from Thailand’s Customs Department showed 1,383 cars were not properly or falsely declared for import tax payment, amounting to almost 10 billion baht in tax.

Pol Col Paisit

He said the DSI has investigated and concluded that it will prosecute all importers involved in a total of 134 tax avoidance cases in January.

Pol Col Paisit also revealed that in 2017, the DSI has accepted a total of 291 cases as special cases for investigation and could conclude 124 cases, thus resulting in reclaiming over 107 billion baht in property back to the state.

For the controversial fugitive monk, Phra Dhamajayo, he said the DSI is still trailing his whereabouts.