Illegal timbers, ammonium nitrate, consumer goods, and vehicles seized

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SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illicit trade under the law.
Under the instructions of the Chairman of the Anti-Illicit Trade Task Force, a team led by the head of the Lashio Township Customs Department conducted inspections on 8 July.
They confiscated K61,482,500 worth of clothes and consumer goods without official documents from an Isuzu truck (approximately K16 million), a Nissan Condor truck (approximately K19 million) and a Hino Ranger truck (approximately K23 million). The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Similarly, a combined team under the supervision of the Kachin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force made inspections at the Nantsiaung combined checkpoint on 12 July.
Officials seized 1,760 kilogrammes of restricted precursor chemicals – Ammonium Nitrate – worth K1.76 million from a 12-wheel truck heading from Mandalay to Mohnyin township. The action was taken under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
Afterwards, a total of 9.1748 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K3,785,364 were captured in Mindon, Kamma and Natmauk townships under the management of the Magway Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Similarly, on 14 July, a total of illegal teak timber worth K989,076 was seized in Bago and Thayawady districts under the supervision of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
The action was taken under the Forest Law.
In addition, the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) combined checkpoint seized K3 million worth of 100 gas stoves that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) from a truck. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures. Therefore, 13 cases of seizure (approximately K129,016,940) were made on 8, 12 and 14 July, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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