Illegal timbers, consumer goods, foodstuffs and vehicles seized in different cities

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Officials confiscal illegal timbers.

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
On 29 May, a combined inspection team conducted inspections at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) Checkpoint, under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
K4,160,000 worth of consumer goods and foodstuffs that showed no official documents from a vehicle carrying these illegal items worth K15 million heading from Myawady to Yangon were seized. The action was taken under the Customs law.
Similarly, the combined inspection team confiscated the consumer goods and water heater electronics worth K4,920,000 and two vehicles carrying the illegal items. The action was taken under the Customs Law.
In addition, the investigations were carried out under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force in the Yangon Region.
A team led by the Forest Department seized 7.3348 tonnes of teak and hardwood worth K3,988,040 in Hlegu Township from two vehicles (approximately K33 million and took action under the Forest Law.
Moreover, on 30 May, an inspection team led by Bago Region Forest Department inspected 4.3984 tonnes of timbers worth K1,634,808 in the Toungoo and Thayawady districts and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
Thus, 12 arrests worth K62,702,848 were made on 29 and 30 May, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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