Illegal lead, foodstuffs, consumer goods, industrial materials, raw industrial materials and vehicles confiscated

A combined team led by the Myanmar Police Force under the supervision of the Tanintharyi Region Anti-Illicit Trade Task Force conducted inspections on 19 February.
Officials captured 3080 visses of lead worth K169.4 million without official documents that were hidden on a vehicle (estimated value of K17 million) heading to Myeik from Dawei on the health road in Dawei township. The action was taken under the Myanmar Mines Law.
On 20 February, the on-duty inspection teams seized four kinds of goods including 440 kilogrammes of gas spring that were not mentioned in the Import Declaration (ID) and K14,339,125 worth of 1450 kilogrammes of barium sulfate without an import licence and necessary documents from two containers at the Myanmar Industrial Port container checkpoint, K21,621,600 worth of furniture that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) from a container at the Asia World Port Terminal container checkpoint and six walkie-talkie units and 20 old mobile phones without official documents at the Yangon International Airport. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
In addition, officials at the Thanlwin Bridge (Hpa-an) combined checkpoint confiscated K11.64 million worth of foodstuffs, seven Honda Wave Alpha motorbikes, two Honda PCX 160 motorbikes and three Honda Click 160 motorbikes worth K27.6 million without official documents from a Golden Dragon bus (estimated value of K65 million). The action was taken under Customs procedures.
The patrol of the on-duty combined team at the Yepu permanent checkpoint made inspections and nabbed K12,575,000 worth of foodstuffs and consumer goods from a vehicle (estimated value of K11 million) stopped near the bypass in Hseni township. The action was taken under Customs procedures. Therefore, 13 arrests (estimated value of K351,725,725) were made on 19 and 20 February, according to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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