Illegal teaks, consumer goods, electronics, raw industrial material, machinery parts and vehicles confiscated

SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
Under the instructions of the Yangon Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force, a combined inspection team made inspections on 28 August.
Officials captured a total of 0.5222 tonne of illegal raw teak parquet pieces worth K344,652 from a Toyota Probox (approximately K13 million) between the 18/4-Milepost and 18/5- Milepost on the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway in Hlegu township. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
On 29 August, an on-duty team under the Customs Department took a vehicle, which passed at the Yepu Permanent Checkpoint, to the Lashio Township Customs Department and conducted inspections.
Official seized K12,029,123 worth of two-wheel tractor parts that were different from the Import Declaration (ID) and were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID) from a Hino Profia Sh1edx car (approximately K43 million). The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
In addition, an on-duty team made inspections at the Myanmar Industrial Port Terminal Container Checkpoint. They confiscated K7 million worth of a generator and 5,000 kilogrammes of the strengthening agent without the Import Declaration (ID). The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Similarly, a combined team led by the Lewe Township Forest Department seized a total of 0.1690 tonne of illegal sawn teak parts and raw teak temple worth K111,540. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Afterwards, the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) Combined Checkpoint captured K4 million worth of tiles and slim bags that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) from two vehicles on 29 August and K1,560,000 worth of men slippers without the Import Declaration (ID) on 30 August. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Therefore, 10 arrests estimated at K81,045,315 were made on three consecutive days from 28 to 30 August, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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