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

A total of 39.490 tonnes of illegal timbers with estimated value of K5,604,810 was confiscated in Gwa township of Thandwe district on 21 November. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
On the same day, the combined on-duty teams impounded an unregistered RAY-Z motorbike worth K500,000 in Kalaywa township and an unregistered Nissan March vehicle (approximately worth K7 million) in Pobbathiri township. The actions were taken under the Export and Import Law.
Similarly, the Customs on-duty teams nabbed four kinds of goods worth K290,000, including an electric drill (used) that was submitted by the owner to abandon and 455 toilet seat covers worth K4.095 million that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID) from two containers at the Myanmar Industrial Port, 17 kinds of goods worth K32.18 million, including 232 GU sport T-shirts and 248 bottles of Garnibo hair shampoo that were not declared in the ID at the Thilawa Port Terminal container checkpoint, a Mitsubishi Canter vehicle (estimated value of K20 million) travelling from Bago to Thaton carrying 100 jerrycans of Shrimp Brand palm oil (18 litres) worth K5 million without official documents at the Mayanchaung permanent checkpoint and 12,000 ballpens, 20 coat racks (steel) and 50 Vee rubber tyres estimated value of K4.3 million. The actions were taken under Customs procedures.
Additionally, a combined team managed by the Yangon Region Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force captured 552 bottles of Two-Shrimp brand palm oil (five litres), 480 bottles of Two-Shrimp brand palm oil (two litres) and 21 jerrycans of Shrimp brand palm oil (18 litres) worth K12.294 million at the No 58 warehouse in Wahdan Warehouse in Lanmadaw township, 216 bottles of Two-Shrimp brand palm oil (one litre), 132 bottles of Two-Shrimp brand palm oil (two litres) and 48 bottles of Two-Shrimp brand palm oil (five litres) worth K2.16 million at the D-2 warehouse at the Wahdan Port in Lanmadaw township and a Nissan Diesel truck (estimated value of K60 million) carrying 5,320 bottles of Cream Hardner worth K3.724 million that were not declared in the ID, at the Ywathagyi Dry Port. The actions were taken under Customs procedures.
An on-duty team captured a total of 2.346 tonnes of illegal teak worth K654,640 in Toungoo district on 22 November and action was taken under the Forest Law.
A total of 16 arrests were made on 21 and 22 November, with an estimated value of K157,802,450, as reported by the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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