Krabi's livestock development officials arrested a man and a woman after they found 1,780kg of beef that they said had been smuggled from overseas without proper documents.
Pornpiwal Munsa-ard was arrested after the officials checked her cold storage room in Krabi's Nua Klong district and found 1,720kg of buffalo beef.
Prasert Duranae was arrested after the officials checked his house in the same district and found 60kg of beef.
The two said they bought the beef from India and Malaysia but they failed to provide beef import permits to the authorities.
The two were charged with violations of the animal disease control act for importing animal carcasses without official permission.