Thai cops nab members of syndicate smuggling fuel from Malaysia

THAI police have uncovered a smuggling syndicate using pickup trucks with modified fuel tanks to transport hundreds of thousands litres of fuel from Malaysia to Thailand each month.

Thai assistant national police chief Pol Lt-Gen Surachate Hakparn said the syndicate, known as “Jae Fang”, uses pickup trucks and lorries with extra or modified fuel tanks to deliver goods to Malaysia and then refill at petrol stations in Malaysia before returning to Thailand.