Illegal timbers, consumer goods, foodstuffs, industrial materials and vehicles confiscated

The on-duty teams under the supervision of the Customs Department conducted inspections on 18 January and confiscated 1,884 pairs of sport shoes worth K5,652,000 that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID) and three goods including 516.96 kilogrammes of Rotho ances sealing gel worth K181,459,801 that were different in the FDA approval from two containers at the Asia World Port Terminal container checkpoint. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
On 18 January, a Bago Customs team captured 680 cartons of Yogurt worth K10.2 million without official documents from a Nissan box truck (approximately K30 million) heading from Mawlamyine to Yangon. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
In addition, on 19 January, a total of 22.5826 tonnes of illegal teak and hardwood worth K7,967,958 was seized in Bago and Toungoo districts. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
On 19 January, an unregistered Pajero car (estimated value of K8 million) was captured in Shwebo township and an unregistered Canda 125 (estimated value of K300,000) was seized in Nanyun township. The action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
A team of the Myawady Township Customs Department confiscated two goods including 10 two-wheel tractors worth K22,764,000 from a Nissan car (estimated value of K40 million) near Thingannyinaung village in Kayin State and the action was taken under Customs procedures.
Moreover, officials made inspections two vehicles (approximately K50 million) on Tachilek-Kengtung-Taunggyi- Meiktila road and captured K22,136,000 worth of foodstuffs without official documents. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
Therefore, 15 arrests (estimated value of K378,479,759) were made on 18 and 19 January, according to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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