Illegal timbers, consumer goods, foodstuffs and ore antimony seized

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Officials confiscate illegal teak logs.

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, action is being taken against illicit trade under the law.
On 26 April, combined inspection teams led by the Forest Department under the supervision of the Magway Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force conducted inspections. They seized 7.2932 tonnes of sawn iron-wood timber (estimated value of K3,646,600) in Aunglan Township, Thayet District. The official took action under the Forest Law.
On the same day, 30 bags of 10 gallons each of illegal crude oil worth K509,100 were seized in Minbu Township of Minbu District and taken over to Minbu Township Police Station to take action under the law.
Likewis Similarly, under the supervision of the Mon State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force, the combined inspection team also confiscated K5,180,000 worth of five tonnes of ore antimony metal in Mudon Township. It took action under the Myanmar Mines Law.
Moreover, on 27 April, the combined inspection team consisting of Myanmar police members under the supervision of the Chin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force also confiscated K1,611,000 worth of illegal distilled liquor. It took action under the Chin State Act.
Similarly, the Mayanchaung checkpoint of Mon State also captured K1,300,000 worth of illegal imported M-150 energy drink bottles from an express bus heading to Yangon from Myawady and officials on duty at the Myanmar Industrial Port Container Checkpoint seized K7,120,000 worth of fabrics, which were not declared in the Import Declaration, totally worth K8,420,000, charged under the Customs Law. On 28 April, the Bago Region Forest Department seized K1,070,510 worth of 9.6770 tonnes of illegal timbers in the Pyu and Yedashe townships and took action under the Forest Law.
Therefore, ten arrests (estimated value of K20,437,210) were made from 26 to 28 April. — MNA

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