Illegal foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, vehicles and teak seized

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective actions are being taken to prevent illegal trades under the law.
On 6 May, the investigation was carried out by the Yangon Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
A combined team led by the Criminal Investigation Department No. 6 and the Department of Forest seized 1.3884 tonnes of illegal teak (estimated at K416,520) and a Toyota Wish car an estimated value of K15,000,000 in total were seized in Mingaladon Township, Yangon North District on 6 May.
On 7 May, an inspection team led by the Department of Forest seized 1.5716 tonnes of illegal timbers in Hlegu Township. An Isuzu vehicle carrying these timbers (estimated at K25,000,000) and a total value of K40,888,000 were seized. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Similarly, an inspection team led by the Rakhine State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force inspected the area on the same day and illegal teak worth K1,148,896 was seized. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
On 9 May, the Customs Department conducted an inspection at the International Airport warehouse under the management of the Customs Department and cosmetics (estimated value of K23,308,613) without any official documents were seized.
Next, a combined team from the Mayanchaung Permanent Inspection Station, Mon State inspected and seized foodstuffs (estimated at K1,070,000) on a passenger bus on the Thaton-Bago Road. The action was taken according to the Customs procedures.
Similarly, an inspection team led by the Forest Department under the management of the Ayeyawady Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force conducted inspections and the teak worth K81,300 was seized and action was taken under the Forest Law.
In addition, an inspection team led by the Sagaing Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force conducted an inspection and timbers (estimated value of K1,749,500) were seized under the Forest Law on 10 May.
A combined team led by the General Administration Department in Sagaing Township also seized illegal consumer goods, foodstuffs, and pharmaceuticals (estimated value of K35,208,000). The action was taken under the Import and Export Law.
Similarly, a combined inspection team led by the Region Forestry Department, under the management of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force, made a surprise check in Toungoo District and 6.9360 tonnes of illegal timbers (estimated value of K1,040,400) were seized in Pyu and Ottwin townships. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, 16 arrests (estimated value of K104,494,709) were made on 6, 7, 9, and 10 May, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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