Illegal timbers, consumer goods, foodstuffs, industrial materials, medications and vehicles seized

The combined teams under the supervision of Customs Department impounded 30 Karat Toilet commodes worth K3.6 million that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID) from a vehicle heading to Yangon from Myawady at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) combined checkpoint and three kinds of goods worth K885,000 including 240 litres of two-shrimp brand palm oil and 1,080 liters of such oil worth K2.4 million from a Toyota Hiace (estimated value of K20 million) at the Thanlwin Bridge combined checkpoint on 27 June, eight kinds of goods worth K20.376 million including 7,200 bottles of Carabo, two kinds of goods worth K12 million including 1,440 bottles of Brand bird’s nest, six kinds of goods worth K13.85 million including 360 packages of Nescafe Red Cup coffee powder, three kinds of goods worth K2.223 million including 108 boxes of snack and 480 packs of Fineline fragrance oil worth K240,000 without official documents from a Mitsubishi Fuso (estimated value of K20 million) near a tollgate on Kyakalay-Zathapyin road on 28 June and 10 sets of Miami PVC cabinet worth K4 million that were not declared in the ID from a vehicle travelling from Myawady to Yangon at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) combined checkpoint. The action was taken under Customs Procedures.
Additionally, a combined team made inspections at the Pauktai Bridge checkpoint on 28 June and nabbed nine kinds of medicines worth K3.269 million including 2,400 bottles of Tevax without official documents from a Nissan truck (approximate value of K35 million) heading to Dawei from Myeik. The action was taken under Customs Procedures.
On 28 June, the combined teams on duty at the Latpanhla-Singu temporary checkpoint captured two kinds of goods worth K4.9 million including 1,800 kilogrammes of pieces of wood supposed to be red sandalwood worth K20 million, China-made 3,350 umbrellas and 1,500 kilogrammes of peanut from a Nissan Diesel truck (estimated value of K35 million). The action was taken under Customs Procedures.
As a result, a total of 17 arrests were made on 27 and 28 June, with an estimated value of K201,093,000, as reported by the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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