Illegal timbers, consumer goods confiscated

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trades under the law.
On 18 February, a combined inspection team under the management of the Yangon Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force and the Region Forest Department jointly seized 6.9130 tonnes of illegal teak (estimated at K2,073,900) in Hmawby Township and are taking action under the Forest Law. In addition, a joint team at the Mayanchaung Permanent checkpoint conducted the inspections yesterday in Mon State.
Fifty sets of commodes (estimated at K2,400,300), 140 baby strollers (estimated at K1,244,600) and 90 baby walkers (estimated at K800,100) were confiscated as all the items could not have been submitted with any official documents and brought more than declared quantities in the import declaration. Action is taken under the Customs Law.
Similarly, under the management of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force, the Bago Region Forest Department and combined teams reportedly inspected a total of 16.8180 tonnes of illegal timbers (estimated value of K3,903,280) in the Bago District Forest Reserve and are taking action under the Forest Law.
As a result, a total of four arrests (estimated value of K10,422,180) was made on 18 and 21 February, stated the Steering Committee for Combating Illegal Trade. — MNA

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