Confiscations of illegal items: Timbers, fuel oil, industrial materials, consumer goods, boats and vehicles

During inspections on 23 April, officials from the Ayeyawady Naval Region Command seized the MV Shwemyitta (iron body), estimated to be worth K1,000 million, carrying 110.313 tonnes of illegal teak and 105.603 tonnes of illegal other timbers valued at K366.896 million in Myanmar waters of the Taninthayi region. On the same day, an Isuzu Giga tractor head with a trailer, valued at approximately K75 million, was confiscated at the Ywathagyi Dry Port. It was travelling from Mandalay to Yangon, carrying goods worth K15.16 million, including 50 pieces of luggage from China that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID). The action was taken under the Forest Law and Customs procedures.
Similarly, on the same day, combined teams captured 1.021 tonnes of illegal teak and 4.874 tonnes of illegal hardwood valued at K3.933 million in Toungoo and Thayawady districts, and 4.942 tonnes of illegal other timbers worth K425,116 in Mawlamyine, Kyaikto, and Thaton districts. The action was conducted under the Forest Law.
Additionally, on-duty teams seized two vehicles carrying six types of goods valued at K65.95 million, including 200 sets of used Lenovo laptops from China, without official documents, at the Thanlwin Bridge (Tayotehla side) checkpoint, and illegal teak weighing 1.248 tonnes and other illegal timbers weighing 13.621 tonnes valued at K1.577 million in Lewe, Pyinmana, and Ottarathiri districts. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
On 24 April, combined teams under the management of the Magway Region Illegal Trade Eradication Special Task Force apprehended a dump truck valued at K14.5 million, carrying 135 gallons of illegal diesel and 250 empty yellow jerrycans in Mindon township, and illegal teak weighing 0.586 tonne and other illegal timbers weighing 2.129 tonnes valued at K201,639 in Minbu and Thayet districts. The action was taken under the Petroleum and Petroleum Products Law and the Forest Law.
The Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee reported that 28 arrests were made on 23 and 24 April, with an estimated value of K1,596.807 million. — MNA/MKKS

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