The representative of a logistics company has filed a police complaint that more than 80,000 beer cans valued at more than Bt2 million had mysteriously vanished after a beer truck overturned in Rassada, in Phuket province, on Friday morning.
The truck overturned and the beer cans were scattered all over the road outside a 7-Eleven store.
Locals nearby helped clear up the mess. It is suspected that some of them may have taken a few cans home.
Phuket City Police chief Colonel Sompong Thiparpakun said: “There are two cases – the first case is a traffic accident, which the police are now investigating as the truck damaged nearby food stalls and vehicles. The second is a case of theft. There are many pictures and videos. If anyone took those beer cans home and returned them, they are still guilty.”
At 2pm a representative of the logistics company filed a complaint with Phuket City Police.
Sompohn Primjaras, the 58-year-old truck driver of Sirimongkon Logistics, was carrying about 86,400 beer cans. He was supposed to deliver to a company in Rassada, which was only a kilometre from the site of the accident.
He told police that he was driving the trailer at only 40km per hour when it flipped as he came around a curve.