Illegal timbers, consumer goods, foodstuffs and vehicles confiscated

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Confiscated illegal items in Kayin State.

SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
A combined team led by the Sagaing Township General Administration Department under the instructions of the Sagaing Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force conducted inspections at the Yadanabon Bridge Combined Checkpoint on 1 September.
Officials confiscated K43.1 million worth of consumer goods and foodstuffs from a Nissan Canter car (approximately K25 million). The action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
On 2 September, an on-duty team captured 65 old sewing machines worth K3.25 million that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) from a vehicle heading from Myawady to Yangon at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) Combined Checkpoint. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Similarly, an inspection team led by the Region Forest Department under the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force made inspections. They seized a total of 1.9210 tonnes of illegal teak, hardwood and timbers worth K411,142 in the North Zarmayi forest reserve of Thayawady district and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, four arrests (approximately K71,761,142) were made on 1 and 2 September, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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