Illegal diesel, raw jade, timbers, commodities seized

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Confiscated raw jade.

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trades under the law.
On 18 February, the unit led by Commander Cmdr Min Thuya of Taninthayi Naval Region Command conducted the sea domination operation and seized one illegal oil tanker called MT Kyaw Min Thu measured 32.3 metres in length, seven metres in width with a draught of 2.5 metres (iron frame). They confiscated about 8,000 gallons of diesel worth K56,000,000, including US$250,250 and took action under the Petroleum and Petroleum Products Law.
On 21 February, the Ayeyawady Region Forest Department seized K576,912 worth of 8.2416 tonnes of timber in Myanaung Township in a surprise check and took action under the Forest Law.
Similarly, the Customs Department at Asia World Port Terminal inspected the imported containers from China and seized K4,056,000 worth of various small remote-control toys which were not expressed in ID lists and action was taken under the Customs Law.
Moreover, on 22 February, the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) inspection team of Kayin State seized undocumented 100 packs of washing powder worth K2,000,000 and the officials took action under the Customs Law.
The combined inspection team of the Sagaing Region also seized K5,500,000 worth of two unregistered vehicles — Toyota Hilux Surf worth K4,500,000 in Sagaing Township and Toyota Dyna worth K1,000,000 and they took action under the Export/Import Law.
Similarly, the Yaypu checkpoint of Shan State K5,000,000 worth of overloaded China-made foodstuffs and K4,000,000 worth of unregistered Toyota Wish that carried similar foodstuffs, and the officials took action under the Customs Law.
Moreover, the combined team of Kachin State also seized 344 bags contacting large/small sizes of raw jade and took action under Myanmar Gems Law.
Thus, a total of 9 arrests (estimated value of K77,132,912) including US$250,250 were made on 18, 21 and 22 February, according to the committee. — MNA

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