Confiscations of illegal items: Timbers, foodstuffs, industrial materials and vehicles

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Seized illegally imported ZOJE sewing machine at Myanmar Industrial Port.

On 8 April, combined inspection teams led by the Ayeyawady Region Illegal Trade Eradication Special Task Force confiscated two fishing boats, valued at approximately K190 million, carrying five types of goods worth K116.3 million, including 729 jerrycans of A Shrimp branded palm oil (18 litres each), near Kangyi village in Chaungtha. The operation was carried out in accordance with Customs procedures.
The following day, on 9 April, the combined teams seized 600 sets of ZOJE sewing machines worth K252 million from China, which were different from the Import Declaration (ID), from a container at the Myanmar Industrial Port. Additionally, seven types of goods valued at K143,397,051, including 3,673 kilogrammes of stainless-steel pipe not declared in the ID, were impounded at the Thilawa Port Terminal container checkpoint. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
On 9 and 10 April, teams under the Yangon Region Illegal Trade Eradication Special Task Force intercepted a Hino Ranger truck (estimated value of K40 million) en route to Yangon from Myawady. The car was found to be carrying 4,800 bottles of Cook & Lobster fish sauce from Thailand, which were not declared in the ID, at the Ywathagyi Dry Port. Additionally, an unregistered Toyota Mark II (estimated value of K3 million) was apprehended at the junction of Aungzeya Road and Moekaung Road in Yankin township. The action was conducted under Customs procedures and the Export and Import Law.
On the same day, the combined teams detained a Higer bus (estimated value of K30 million) travelling to Yangon from Mawlamyine at the Nyaungkhashay x-ray station. The bus was found to be carrying three types of goods valued at K8.7 million, including 1,200 bottles of Queen juice without official documents. Additionally, illegal teak weighing 7.88 tonnes, illegal hardwoods weighing 0.399 tonne, and illegal other timbers weighing 0.2 tonne, valued at K3,026,720, were seized in Toungoo, Pyay, and Thayawady districts. The action was carried out under Customs procedures and the Forest Law.
On 10 April, the combined teams confiscated two unregistered vehicles, valued at approximately K44 million, at the Yadanabon combined checkpoint in Sagaing township and an unregistered SKAT Sowar car (estimated value of K7.5 million) at the MaU combined checkpoint in Monywa township. The operation was conducted under the Export and Import Law.
The Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee reported 20 arrests over three consecutive days, from 8 to 10 April, with an estimated value of K847 million. — MNA/MKKS

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