Durian orchard owner arrested for selling 1.4 tonnes of immature fruits
Authorities in Rayong’s Wang Chan district have arrested a durian orchard owner for selling 1.4 tonnes of prematurely-harvested fruits. Prachuap Kruawal was arrested by police and agriculture officials while she was directing 10 workers to load the fruit on the truck of a buyer at 5pm on Wednesday. The arrest was made after authorities found that 1.4 tonnes of the total three tonnes that had been harvested were not mature enough for sale. She was charged with violating the consumer protection law by deceiving her buyer that the durians were ripe. Young and prematurely-harvest fruit have more weight but they are not edible.