Illegal teak, vehicles seized this week

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Confiscated teak.

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade in accordance with the law.
A combined Inspection Team and Region Forestry Department led by Anti-Trafficking Task Force conducted inspections in Yangon Region on 14 March.
Two vehicles (estimated at K40,000,000) carrying 6.6272 tonnes of illegal teaks and door pieces (estimated at K1,988,160) were seized in Hlaing thaya Township, Yangon North District and action is being taken under the Forest Law.
Similarly, a combined inspection team led by the Department of Forest conducted an inspection under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee in Okpho Township, Bago Region on 16 March and 6.4060 tonnes of illegal timber (estimated at K234,800) was seized and action is being taken under the Forest Law.
As a result, a total of five arrests (estimated at K42,222,960) were made on 14 and 16 March according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. —MNA

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