Illegal teaks, consumer goods, foodstuffs, industrial materials and vehicles confiscated

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Confiscated illegal goods in Kayin State.

The combined on-duty team at the 16th-Mile Kyaukchaw checkpoint captured four kinds of goods worth K4,800,280 including a total of 0.696 tonne of teak doors and 1,200 kilogrammes of raw industrial materials (used) without official documents from a Toyota Dyna and a Nissan station wagon (estimated value of K40 million) heading to PyinOoLwin from Mandalay and a total of 0.620 tonne of timbers worth K682,880 and 330 bags of rice worth K16.5 million without official documents from a Hino Profia truck (estimated value of K40 million) on 17 July. The action was taken out through Customs procedures.
A combined team at the Thanlwin Bridge combined checkpoint nabbed nine kinds of goods worth K11,128,000 including 2,400 bottles of Singha beer and 480 bottles of SPY wine cooler from a Mitsubishi Canter vehicle and a Toyota Hilux car (approximate value of K35 million) travelling from Hpa-an to Yangon on 18 July. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
On 18 July, the on-duty teams under the Customs Department impounded two sets of Alpha display showcase worth K714,000 that were different from the items mentioned in the Import Declaration (ID) and 106 Porcelain tiles worth K10,378,368 without Import Licence from two containers at the Asia World Port Terminal container checkpoint and 25 kinds of goods worth K62,735,274 including 380 mini lamp holders and 130 kilogrammes of electric bulb assy without Import Licence from two containers at the Myanmar Industrial Port. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
According to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee, a total of 17 arrests were conducted on 17 and 18 July, involving items with an estimated value of K221,938,802. — MNA/MKKS

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