DSI impounds 60 supercars, mostly Lamborghinis.

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DSI impounds 60 supercars, mostly Lamborghinis.

Post by huahin4ever » Fri May 19, 2017 9:49 pm

If you are in the market for a super car, it may have become slightly more difficult to get one quickly. Especially Lambos are in shortage :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


DSI impounds 60 supercars, mostly Lamborghinis

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) impounded 60 luxury cars, mostly Lamborghinis, from Bangkok showrooms on Thursday on suspicion of evasion of import taxes and other tariffs.

The seizure began with searches of nine premises. They included Niche Cars Group in Suan Luang district, its showroom at Siam Paragon shopping centre in Pathumwan district, STT Autocar on Thiam Ruammit in Huay Khwang district and a used car dealership on Pradit Manutham Road in Bang Kapi, where the vehicles were kept.

DSI officials also searched Pongsri Apartment in Bang Kapi district, house No.8/47 in tambon Thai Ban Mai of Muang district in Samut Prakan, house No.335/382 on Srinakarin Road in Hua Mak area of Bang Kapi, house No.49 on Soi Ramkhamhaeng 54 in Hua Mak area in Bang Kapi, and house No.267/13-14 on Soi Sukhumvit 63 in Watthana district.

Some of the searched houses belonged to an accountant working for the importer, Niche Cars Group, and its director.

DSI deputy director-general Korawat Panpraphakorn alleged invoices for the cars had been forged to show unrealistically low prices, a deception intended to reduce the import tax and other charges.

During the searches, the DSI impounded 60 supercars. Forty of them were Lamborghinis and the others mostly Ferraris and Lotus models, Pol Lt Col Korawat said. The cars were left where they were, but must not be sold or moved off the premises.

Dusadee Arayawut, deputy permanent secretary for justice, said the importer of the cars also sells them, and 110 government officials at operational and executive levels were suspected of colluding in the alleged offences.

The raids followed an investigation into the importation of luxury cars launched after four of six supercars on a transporter were destroyed when it caught fire in Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima, in 2013.

The truck was taking them to Si Sa Ket province. Investigators concluded it was part of an illegal operation taking luxury cars to remote provinces where they could be more conveniently registered with the aid of Land Transport officials.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/1 ... mborghinis
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Re: DSI impounds 60 supercars, mostly Lamborghinis.

Post by STEVE G » Sat May 20, 2017 2:26 pm

You have to be excessively keen on giving the government money to own one of these cars!

"For example, a Lamborghini imported in April 2010 and seized from Niche Cars Group was declared at US$105,000, or about 3.4 million baht, which is subject to a 328% tax, or 11 million baht. But based on the Italian price tag of €286,000, or 12 million baht, the car should be subject to 41 million baht tax and so the tax paid to the government falls short by 30 million baht."
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Post by huahin4ever » Fri May 26, 2017 10:21 pm

10 impounded super cars were stolen cars from abroad

About 10 of the super cars out of over 100 impounded by the Department of Special Investigation Department last week for suspected tax evasions were reported stolen from abroad and sold to buyers in Thailand by transnational carjacking gangs.

DSI director-general Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang told the media on Thursday that his office had received information from its foreign counterparts that as many as 10 of the super cars seized by the DSI last week from grey market car show rooms in Bangkok had been reported to have been stolen from their owners.

DSI officials continued their hunt for tax-dodging super cars by visiting several car show rooms. About 20 cars suspected to have under-declared their actual import prices to dodge paying higher import taxes were impounded for further examination.

On May 18, DSI officials raided Niche Car Group on Rama IX road and nine other show rooms and seized 122 super cars and luxurious cars for further examination.

DSI officials said the import prices of the cars were under-declared, causing the state to lose about 2.4 billion baht in lost tax revenue.

http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/10-imp ... rs-abroad/
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Re: DSI impounds 60 supercars, mostly Lamborghinis.

Post by migrant » Sat May 27, 2017 5:41 am

Import taxes on stolen cars :shock: , maybe they need a tax credit if you can verify your car was bought legally :cheers: .
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