Smuggled Vehicles Auction Fetch Massive Payday For Customs Department

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Thailand's Customs Department netted a massive payday after auctioning off 295 cars and motorcycles that were smuggled into the country.

The customs department netted a total of 424.53 million Baht (Rs. 82.11 Crore) at the auction, which took place at its headquarters on August 23.

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Out of all the cars auctioned off, it was a 2005 Maybach 57 that fetched the most wads of cash at the auction. The black Maybach 57 was available for a starting price of 6.63 million Baht (Rs. 1.28 crore) and fetched 14.2 million Baht (Rs. 2.74 Crore) when the hammer fell for the third and final time.

The second and third spot in the car auctions were taken by two 2012 Bentley Continental GTs in black and orange respectively. The black Continental GT was available at a starting price of 7.93 million Baht (Rs. 1.53 crore) and sold for 13.3 million Baht (Rs. 2.57 crore). The orange GT was available at the same starting price as the black car sold for 11.2 million Baht (Rs. 2.16 Crore).

In the motorcycle auctions, the top spot was claimed by a 2007 BMW motorcycle in black which sold for 2.1 million Baht (Rs. 40.6 lakh). The asking price for the BMW was 578,000 Baht (Rs. 11.17 lakh).

The second spot was taken by a white and blue Harley-Davidson which sold for 1.7 million Baht (Rs. 32.86 lakh) while the third spot was taken by another black BMW which sold for 1.55 million Baht (Rs. 29.96 lakh).

In the fiscal ending in September 2015, the Thailand customs department netted a total of 1 billion Baht (Rs. 193.38 crores) in two auctions.

Via Bangkok Post

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 20:31 [IST]
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