Illegal fuel oil, consumer goods, foodstuffs, home appliances, construction materials and vehicles confiscated

SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
An inspection team led by the Maritime Police Force under the instructions of the Sagaing Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force conducted inspections on 1 September.
Officials captured K40,640,000 worth of 4,800 gallons of diesel and 280 gallons of fuel at the Nyaungpingyi jetty in Monywa township. The action was taken under the Petroleum and Petroleum Product Law.
In addition, an inspection team led by the Forest Department nabbed a total of 1.988 tonnes of illegal teak worth K656,040 in the 18-Mawkuu forest reserve on 2 September. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
On 3 September, an on-duty team at the Thanlwin Bridge (Hpa-an) Combined Checkpoint made inspections under the management of the Kayin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
They confiscated K3,350,000 worth of duty-free foodstuffs and home appliances from a Yutong bus (approximately K135,000,000). The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Afterwards, the Muse District Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force examined a stopped vehicle in the Pankham Bus Terminal compound in Muse township and seized K36,280,180 worth of foodstuffs, construction materials and stainless-steel seat legs from a Dongfeng truck (approximately K20 million). The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Therefore, 11 arrests (approximately K235,926,220) were made on three consecutive days from 1 to 3 September, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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