Illegal timbers, consumer goods, electronics and vehicles confiscated

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Seized consumer goods in Magway Region.

SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
Under the instructions of the Magway Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force, a combined team made inspections on 13 August.
Officials confiscated 200 bottles of edible oil worth K12 million without official documents from a Nissan Condor (approximately K18 million) at the Magway bus stop. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Similarly, on 14 August, an inspection team led by the Myanmar Police Force nabbed an unregistered Toyota Mark II car (approximately K2.5 million) in Taegyi village of Shwebo township and the action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
In addition, combined inspection teams conducted inspections at the Thanlwin Bridge Combined Checkpoint under the management of the Kayin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
They captured K180,000 worth of four old TVs and K735,000 worth of 27 soundboxes without official documents from a Toyota Succeed car (approximately K20 million) heading from Myawady to Thaton township. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
On 15 August, ‌a total of 15.1778 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K4,937,228 were seized in Toungoo and Thayawady districts. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, seven arrests estimated at K58,352,228 were made on three consecutive days from 13 to 15 August, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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