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Thailand’s CPPD Cracks Down on Counterfeit Cosmetics in Massive TikTok Raid: Protecting Consumer Health

In an audacious fusion of detective work and regulatory might, the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD), alongside the vigilant officials from the Food and Drug Administration, swooped down on a clandestine operation peddling counterfeit cosmetic marvels through the digital bazaar of TikTok under the guise of “LUNA-TH”. This raid wasn’t just any mundane crackdown; it was akin to unmasking the pirates of the beauty industry, hoarding treasures not of gold and silver but of over 14,000 fake and illicit cosmetic items, valued at a staggering 3.6 million baht.

The scene of this dramatic siege was a nondescript warehouse nestled in Lat Krabang, harboring secrets and illicit booty under its mundane facade. This warehouse, owned by a shadowy Chinese entrepreneur, became the epicenter of revelations when “Ela Rae”, a cosmetic brand worn proudly by the chic and elite, flagged the CPPD. Their bone of contention? A dastardly impersonation of their cherished products by the aforementioned TikTok shop, “LUNA-TH”, which had the audacity to hawk these counterfeit concoctions online.

As the officials delved deeper, they unraveled that this warehouse was no ordinary storage space but a bustling hub where thousands of these bogus beautifiers were dispatched daily to unsuspecting consumers, lured by the siren calls of beauty on a budget. The caretaker of this den of duplicity casually revealed that the fake products were the brainchild of a Chinese businessman who had a keen eye on the pulse of Chinese social media platforms, importing and selling up to 10,000 units of these popular but pirated products every single day.

In a twist that could rival any crime thriller, the confiscated booty of beauty products was whisked away to the sanctums of the Ministry of Public Health’s Department of Medical Sciences. Here, these rogue concoctions will undergo rigorous scrutiny to unearth any illegal substances lurking within. This odyssey from glitzy online storefronts to the gritty reality of law enforcement’s grasp uncovers the dark underbelly of the beauty industry’s online marketplace.

This tale of intrigue, deception, and the relentless pursuit of justice underscores the relentless efforts of the CPPD and the Food and Drug Administration to safeguard the unsuspecting consumer from the grips of counterfeit cosmetics. As the saga unfolds, it serves as a stark reminder of the vigilance required in an era where the allure of beauty and the charm of a bargain can often mask a more sinister reality. This grand operation not only highlights the meticulously woven web of deceit but also the unwavering resolve of those destined to protect the sanctity of consumer rights and health.


  1. SarahB January 29, 2024

    Wow, 14,000 fake products?

  2. CuriousJ January 29, 2024

    What ingredient did they find?

  3. WebSurfer January 29, 2024

    It’s shocking to realize the extent of fake products online.

  4. BeautyInsider January 29, 2024

    The beauty industry needs more transparency about product origins.

  5. GlobalCitizen January 29, 2024

    Thailand is getting serious about consumer protection.

  6. ShopaholicSam January 29, 2024

    This is why I only buy in stores.

  7. AngryConsumer January 29, 2024

    The audacity to sell those products!

  8. MarketAnalyst January 29, 2024

    This raid reveals the dark side of the cosmetic industry’s online marketplace.

  9. Dr. HealthWatch January 29, 2024

    Counterfeit cosmetics can be so dangerous.

  10. EllenD January 29, 2024

    Glad they’re stepping up enforcement.

  11. Jenn321 January 29, 2024

    Sounds like an important crackdown!

  12. InvestigativeMind January 29, 2024

    14,000 fakes? That’s a HUGE operation.

  13. PublicHealthAdvocate January 29, 2024

    Such operations are crucial for maintaining public health and safety.

  14. NinaK January 29, 2024

    Taking advantage of beauty fans…sad.

  15. RandyQ January 29, 2024

    Scary how easy it is to get fooled.

  16. TechieLiz January 29, 2024

    Those counterfeiters are clever!

  17. TommyGuns January 29, 2024

    Good job, CPPD!

  18. Concerned January 29, 2024

    I wonder about the health consequences of using counterfeit cosmetics.

  19. MarkTheShark January 29, 2024

    Beauty scams are the worst.

  20. JasonX January 29, 2024

    Special ops for cosmetics, nice!

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