Confiscations of illegal items: Timbers, foodstuffs and vehicles

A total of six kinds of goods worth K8.1 million, including a set of DJI Drone Mavic Air (used) and four boxes of Yu Yan Fitter cigarettes without official documents, were seized from luggage at the Yangon International Airport (Import Desk) on 3 March. This enforcement was carried out under Customs procedures.
On the same day, the combined teams supervised by the Mon State Illegal Trade Eradication Special Task Force captured two Mitsubishi Canter cars (approximately worth K40 million) heading to Mawlamyine from Zathapyin, carrying 200 jerrycans of Shrimp brand palm oil (each jerrycan containing 18 litres) valued at K9.8 million and 15,000 bottles of M1-150 energy drink worth K9 million near the Zathapyin bridge. The action was conducted under Customs procedures.
During inspections on 4 March, an unregistered Jailing Super Cub motorbike (approximately worth K150,000) was seized in Kalewa Township, an unregistered Suzuki Carry vehicle (roughly worth K4 million) was captured in Yadanabon Bridge combined checkpoint in Sagaing Township and illegal teak weighing 1.164 tonnes and illegal timbers worth K3.542 tonnes valued at K1,299,996 was impounded in Tamu Township. The action was taken under the Export and Import Law and the Forest Law.
Additionally, on the same day, the combined teams captured a So Jen truck (estimated value of K40 million), travelling from Malikha village to Nangwae village, carrying 1,050 kilogrammes of Ammonium Nitrate valued at K1.05 million without official documents in Myitkyina Township. The action was taken under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Similarly, the combined teams confiscated 7,500 bottles of LipoVitan-D energy drink and 13,200 bottles of Sponsor energy drink valued at K17 million that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID) from a Nissan Diesel truck (estimated value of K35 million) travelling from Myawady to Yangon near Kamawkasin village in Hpa-an Township and 100 jerrycans of Shrimp branded palm oil (18 litres each) and 780 jerrycans of Two-Shrimp brand palm oil (each jerrycan containing two litres) from a Mitsubishi canter (estimated value of K25 million) heading to Mawlamyine from Myawady near Eindu village on Eindu-Zathapyin road. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
K3.134 million worth of 9.498-tonne illegal teak was captured in Toungoo district on 4 March, and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
The Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee reported that 20 arrests were made from 3 to 4 March, with an estimated value of K206.934 million. — MNA/MKKS

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