Confiscated illegal items: Foodstuffs, industrial materials, consumer goods, motorbikes and vehicles

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An on-duty team managed by the Bago Region Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force conducted inspections on 13 and 14 November and confiscated a Yutong bus (estimated value of K30 million), headed to Yangon from Myawady, carrying four types of goods worth K10.365 million, including 40 five-litre-bottles of palm oil (Two-Shrimp brand) without official documents at the Nyaungkhashay x-ray station and a total of 4.061 tonnes of illegal teak and 1.991 tonnes of illegal timber valued at K1,340,740 in Toungoo district. The actions were taken under Customs procedures and the Forest Law.
The on-duty teams supervised by the Customs Department seized 45,050 kilogrammes of textile and 4,626 bottles of Sonax dashboard cleaner worth about K23.6 million that were submitted to be abandoned by the owner, from three containers at the TMT container checkpoint, a Nissan Diesel tractor head with a trailer (estimated value of K45 million), travelling from Myawady to Mandalay, carrying two kinds of goods worth K4 million, including 1,200 kilogrammes of ceramic bowls that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID), 240 steel food carriers (four-tiered) and 85 Easy motorbike batteries worth K4.155 million without official documents from a vehicle travelling from Myawady to Yangon at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) combined checkpoint. These actions were carried out under Customs procedures.
Similarly, the Customs on-duty teams impounded 25,600 kilogrammes of warm sweaters and mufflers (used) worth K12,033,840 that were not declared in the ID at the Hteedan Port container checkpoint, a DJI Mavic mini drone (used) worth K500,000 without official documents from luggage at the Yangon International Airport (Import Desk) and a Nissan Diesel truck (approximately worth K25 million), headed from Myawady to Mandalay, carrying 720 folding tables worth K5.040 that were not declared in the ID at the Mayanchaung permanent checkpoint. These actions were conducted under Customs procedures.
The combined teams captured three unregistered vehicles – Toyota Voxy, Toyota Alphard and Toyota Kluger (approximately K31.5 million) – in Monywa township, two unregistered vehicles – a Honda 110 motorbike and a Toyota Crown car – (approximately K10.6 million) in Pyinmana township, an unregistered Super Anbo 125 motorbike worth K1 million in Zeyathiri township and a total of 0.398 tonne of illegal teak worth K17,500 in Ottarathiri township on 14 November. These actions were taken under the Export and Import Law.
A total of 20 arrests were made on 13 and 14 November with an estimated value of K204,156,792, as reported by the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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