Authorities seize illegal timbers, cycle, vehicle, consumer goods in Mon State

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Seized teak logs.

Under the guidance of the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee, the Customs officials inspected the cargo on vehicles at Mayanchaung checkpoint in Mon State on 31 January and seized two trucks loaded with illegal consumer goods and household electrical appliances worth K6.83 million. They are taking action under the Customs Law.
Similarly, under the management of the Illegal Trade Eradication Special Task Force in Kayin State, a combined team led by the Customs authorities conducted a surprise search on vehicles at the Kawkareik checkpoint and confiscated K2.55 million worth of illegal clothes and the smugglers are facing legal actions under the Customs Law.
Furthermore, under the instruction of the Bago Region Illegal Trade Eradication Special Task Force, a team led by the Forest Department investigated forest reserves in Toungoo and Thayawady districts acting on tips-off and the authorities seized about 5.09 tonnes of illegal timbers, at an estimated value of K783,900. They proceed to file the cases under the Forest Law.
In addition, supervised by the Sagaing Region Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force, a combined team led by the Myanmar Police Force carried out investigation and arrested unregistered motorcycle (Kenbo-125) valued at K100,000 in Homalin Township and unregistered Hilux Surf worth K3.5 million in Sagaing Township, totalling K3.6 million worth of illegitimate goods. Actions are to be taken under the Export and Import Law.
On the same day, the committee reported six cases of illegal seizure at an estimated value of K13.767 million. — MNA

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