Confiscation of illegal items: Consumer goods, industrial materials and vehicles

An on-duty team under the Shan State Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force confiscated an unregistered Toyota Mark II car (worth about K8 million) that was parked at the Sunny Hotel in Lashio township on 22 August. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
A combined team conducted inspections of a warehouse in Chanmyathazi township on the same day and seized 10,000 warm clothes worth K30 million without official documents. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
Similarly, the combined on-duty teams under the supervision of the Customs Department nabbed a Drone X Pro (drone with battery) worth K300,000 without official documents sent from Australia to Yangon at the EMS international express, four kinds of goods worth K204,521,436 including 24,398.14 metres of 100 per cent polyester that were different from the Import Declaration (ID) from a container at the Myanmar Industrial Port and six kinds of goods worth K5,063,167 including 4.04 kilogrammes of super grap-synthetic grip wrap without Import Licence and 425 kilogrammes of remote-controlled toys with battery pad worth K2.499 million without official documents from the containers at the Asia World Port Terminal container checkpoint. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
A total of six arrests were made on 22 August, with an estimated value of K250,383,603, as reported by the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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