Confiscations of illegal items; timbers, crude oil, consumer goods, industrial materials and vehicles

The Customs Department’s on-duty teams confiscated various goods worth K45.913 million from two containers at the Asia World Port Terminal and goods worth K40.053 million from a container at the Thilawa Port Terminal on 19 February. Among the items seized were 150 kilogrammes of towels, an External Counter Pulsation Device (used), 700 kilogrammes of seasoning powder, and 2,800 kilogrammes of undeclared cloth rolls. Action was taken according to Customs procedures.
On the same day, a Mitsubishi Fuso truck carrying 6,500 kilogrammes of East Hope PVC powder, undeclared in the Import Declaration (ID), was impounded at Ywathagyi Dry Port. Additionally, 600 gallons of smuggled diesel were confiscated from a motorboat in Ye township, and 95 gallons of illegal crude oil and a XIAOMI phone valued at K932,500 were seized at the Htaukshapin-Htankai-Yenanma oil field in Minbu township. Action was taken under the Petroleum and Petroleum Products Law and the Public Property Protection Law.
During inspections on 20 February, illegal timber weighing 8.593 tonnes, valued at K4.296 million, was seized in Maubin township, and illegal teak weighing 38.227 tonnes, valued at K8.353 million, was seized in Lewe township. Action was taken under the Forest Law.
The Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee reported 16 arrests on 19 and 20 February, with an estimated total value of K153.791 million. — MNA/MKKS

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