Liquor candy factory raided in Samut Sakhon

A chocolate factory in Samut Sakhon province was ordered closed yesterday after a raid by a combined force of government authorities found it produced liquor chocolates without official licence.

The raid by the combined force comprising police, soldiers, excise and health officials followed complaints by parents that the factory in Tambon Kwae-orm in Amphawa district produced and sold liquor chocolates to their children and youths.

They told authorities that the liquor chocolate has become a favourite candy now among youths and they feared it might be harmful to health.

In the raid, Mrs Sa-ard Kaeiwilai was at the house factory along with 15 workers, and she claimed to be the factory owner.

She could not produce official documents that she was permitted to operate a factory.

Upon the search yesterday, 2,000 chocolate candies have been produced and were ready to be packed.

Authorities found 200 chocolate candies were filled with a mixture of Vodka and syrup.

The factory was then ordered to cease operation and legal action is being considered if she could not produce factory operation licence and liquor selling licence.