Illegal timber, consumer goods seized this week

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trades under the law.
On 7 February, a combined inspection team from the Mayangchaung permanent checkpoint stopped the vehicle and seized 150 cartons soft drinks (estimated at K1,950,000) that were not accompanied by any official documents and were prosecuted under the Customs Law.
Managed by the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force, a combined inspection team led by the Department of Forest inspected sites in Bago Region on 8 February. Next, 21.6230 tonnes of illegal timber (estimated value of K2,157,558) were confiscated in the forest areas of Thayawady, Pyay, Toungoo and Bago districts and action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, the total number of arrests on 7 and 8 February were two and the estimated value was K4,107,558, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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