Illegal teak, utensil, foodstuff and vehicles seized

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Customs officials check seized cartons of M-150 soft drinks at Mayanchaung checkpoint in Mon State on 19 March.

Under the supervision of the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, an effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade in accordance with the law.
An inspection team led by the Forest Department conducted an inspection under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force on Thandwe-Taungup road, Thandwe Township, Rakhine State on 18 March.
A total of 3.8862 tonnes of illegal timber (estimated at K388,620) was seized and action is being taken in accordance with the forest law.
Similarly, a combined inspection team on duty at the Mayangchaung Permanent Checkpoint conducted inspections under the management of the Customs Department of Mon State on the same day.
Consumer goods (estimated at K2,014,474) were seized in excess of what was stated in the import declaration ID.
On 19 March, police seized M-150 energy soft drinks (estimated at K1,300,000) in one passenger van driving from Myawady to Mandalay with undocumented goods and action is being taken in accordance with the customs law.
Similarly, inspections were conducted in Sagaing Region under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force on 20 March.
An investigation team led by the Myanmar Police Force conducted inspections in Lahe Township, Naga Self-Administered Zone and five CANDA and KENBO (unlicensed) motorcycles (estimated at K1.6 millions) were seized under the Import and Export Law.
An inspection team led by the Forest Department visited in Indaw Township of Katha District, and 14.2622 tonnes of illegal teak (estimated at K4,278,660) were confiscated under the Forest Law. Thus a total of K5,878,660 of estimated value were arrested.
In addition, a combined inspection team led by the Department of Forest conducted inspections under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force in Bago Region on the same day.
A total of 12.0424 tonnes of illegal sawn timber of teak, ironwood and others (estimated at K1,338,484) were seized and action is being taken in accordance with the forest law.
Therefore, a total of ten arrests (estimated at K10,920,238) were made on three consecutive days, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee.—MNA

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