Police and consumer protection officials sized more than 150 boxes of Lyn slimming food supplement products at a house in Bang Phli district of Samut Prakan on Sunday evening.
The raid was headed by Pol Gen Veerachai Songmetta, the national deputy police chief, and Mr Rangsan Wongboonnak, a chief official of Samut Prakan’s office of consumer protection, following a tipoff that a house in Tambon Bang Phli Yai is a distribution centre of Lyn weight loss products.
The houseowner who was not identified claimed that he used to be fat, but after he took Lyn food supplement he has lost a lot of weight and people who knew him asked what he had done with his weight problem.
He said that, before Songkran festival, he ordered about 500 boxes of the food supplements and sold them online which was met with warm response. He claimed to have sold 350 boxes during the festival without knowing that the products were tainted with substances harmful to health.
Police did not file any charges against the houseowner until they could get the result of tests of the products.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)