Illegal teak, foodstuffs and vehicles seized

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Under the supervision of the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
On January 20, a combined inspection team led by the Customs Department conducted an inspection at the Mayanchaung Permanent Checkpoint and one unlicensed food item (estimated at K3,676,000) was seized from a passenger bus on the Road of Hpa-an-Yangon and action is being taken in line with the Customs Department’s procedures.
Similarly, the Customs Department conducted an inspection at the Myanmar Industrial Port Container Inspection Station and seized Laminated Building Glass without its import declaration ID with an estimated value of K2,645,000, and officials are taking action as per the procedures of the Customs Department.
Similarly, under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force and led by the Department of Forest, a search of the Dauntchaung village tract resulted in the seizure of 3.8768 tonnes of illegal mango(estimated value of K465,000) and action is being taken under the Forestry Law. In addition, an investigation was carried out by the Myanmar Police Force and the Forest Department with the supervision of the Anti-Illegal Task Force yesterday in Sagaing Region.
A total of four unregistered vehicles and 5.232 tonnes of teak (estimated value of K12,284,800), including one Honda CR-V and one Honda Fit in Sagaing Township, one AD van in Kanbalu Township, one Yamaha motorcycle in Monywa Township, four unlicensed vehicles (estimated value of K11,500,000) and 5.232 tonnes of teak in Mawlaik Township (estimated value of K784,800) were seized.
Unregistered vehicles are being prosecuted under the Import and Export Law and teak under the Forest Law. Thus, on 20 and 21 January, a total of eight arrests were made with a total estimated value of K18,605,800, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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