Illegal timbers, auto parts and vehicles seized

An on-duty team under the management of the Customs Department at the Yepu permanent checkpoint in Shan State made inspections on 18 April.
Officials nabbed 1,300 kilogrammes of Dolphin wheel rim (which is a kind of motorbike part) worth K4,113,551 that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) from a Mitsubishi Fuso truck (estimated value of K35 million). The action was taken under Customs procedures.
In addition, the combined teams led by the Forest Department of relevant districts and townships under the supervision of the Bago Region Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force conducted inspections.
Officials captured a total of 27.6256 tonnes of illegal teak, 21.222 tonnes of illegal hardwood and 11.741 tonnes of other illegal timbers worth K22,309,250 in DaikU, Pandaung, Paukkhaung, Bago, Pyu, Minhla, Shwedaung, Yedashe, Lepadan, Thayawady, Thaegon, Oktwin and Oakpho townships. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
In addition, a combined on-duty team seized an unregistered Nissan X-Trail vehicle (approximately K10 million) at the combined checkpoint in Shwebo township and the action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
The combined teams led by the Forest Department confiscated a total of 1.060 tonnes of illegal teak, and 2.721 tonnes of timbers worth K576,270 in Katha and Shwebo townships. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, nine arrests (estimated value of K71,999,071) were made on 18 April, according to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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Seized car in Sagaing Region.
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