Illegal teak, timber, motorcycle, foodstuffs, utensils seized

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Seized illegal consumer goods.

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
On 13 February, a combined inspection team conducted the surprise check under the supervision of the Kachin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force and seized various sizes of raw jade which weighed 243 kilogrammes.
On 14 February, the combined team of the Yaypu inspection checkpoint and the Customs Department confiscated K6,250,000 worth of illegal materials — Mitsubishi Chariot car worth K4,000,000 carrying undocumented China-made foodstuffs worth K2,250,000.
On 15 February, the Customs Department of the Myanmar Industrial Port seized K2,334,114 worth of commodities that were not mentioned in import IDs.
Similarly, the Customs Department of the Yangon International Airport found undocumented 800 packs of liver medicines valued at K4,000,000.
The Mandalay Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force launched an inspection with the Customs officials of the 16-Mile Kyaukchaw checkpoint and seized illegal foodstuffs and utensils valued at K15,657,000.
The Customs Department of the Chinshwehaw trade zone in Shan State also captured K12,500,000 worth of undocumented materials — 20 packs of China-made chicken strand valued at K500,000 and K12,000,000 worth of FF-2856 AD van that carried chicken.
Moreover, the Rakhine State combined inspection team seized 11.1480 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K 780,360 in Kyaukpyu and Thandwe townships in a surprise check.
On 16 February, the Bago Region Forest Department also seized 15.2060 tonnes of various illegal timbers worth K2,404,360 in the forest reserves of Bago, Toungoo and Thayawady districts.
Similarly, the Sagaing Region combined inspection team confiscated one unregistered Floymo-125 Tracke motorcycle worth K600,000 in Indaw Township and five engines used in gold mining valued at K1,500,000.
Thus, a total of 16 arrests (estimated value of K46,025,834) were made on 13, 14, 15 and 16 February and the officials took action under the Forest Law, Customs Law, Export and Import Law and Myanmar Gems Law, stated the committee. — MNA

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