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Prison term warning if unripe durians sold to customers

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Durian farmers and traders warned of prison term if sell unripe durians to customers



The Department of Agricultural Extension today reiterated its warning to traders and farmers not to sell unripe durians to customers or else they could face prison terms.

The warning came as the department and Chanthaburi province jointly hosted a campaign to encourage traders and durian farmers to sell only ripe durians to customers, and to warn them to realize of the serious consequences if they sell unripe durians to customers or export them.

The event is also aimed to ensure consumers, as well as durian exporters that they would be receiving good quality durians from the Chanthaburi, which are currently being released into various markets, both within the local market and abroad.

The department and Chanthaburi provincial office have set up check-points in 8 districts of the province to make sure that no unripe durians were transported out of the province for sale.

Mobile units were also set up jointly with other relevant state agencies to inspect and destroy unripe durians found in any fruit markets immediately upon being tipped off..

If any traders or farmers are found to knowingly sell unripe durian to customers,they could be subjected to an imprisonment without any suspension of punishment, for violating Article 271 of the Criminal Code and the Consumers Protection Act.


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http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/durian-farmers-and-traders-warned-of-prison-term-if-sell-unripe-durians-to-customers


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What are the dangers of selling unripe fruit?
I have searched the internet and found nothing to suggest there is a danger to ones health. In Malaysia they even cook the unripe fruit as a vegetable.

Something smells funny with this one! (yes pun intended)

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It seems waaaaaay over the top to me, but interestingly someone was jailed last year for it.



Durian merchant gets 15 days in jail for selling unripe durian

April 30, 2014

Rayong court that sentenced a merchant to 15-days in jail for selling unripe fruit to a customer set a legal precedent for Thailand.

The Court on April 22 sentenced orchard owner Vimol Srivichai for selling 20 unripe durians for about Bt2,000, theThai Rath newspaper reported.

"The defendant defrauded his customer and in doing so adversely impacted the local economy by undermining people’s good faith in durian sales," the court said in its verdict.

The client pressed charges after discovering the durians he bought on April 21 was unripe. Police in Rayong province confirmed the deception and brought the case to court.


http://www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Durian-merchant-gets-15-days-in-jail-for-selling-u-30232594.html
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