Illegal timbers, consumer goods, unregistered vehicles seized

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Officials confiscate illegal timbers.

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, action is being taken under the law against illegal trades across the country.
The inspection team led by the Forest Department under the Yangon Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force made the inspections on 16 May. They captured 4.5544 tonnes of illegal timbers at an estimated value of K1,203,888 from a 12-wheel truck (approximately K35,000,000) totalling K36,203,888, at the milepost 48/6 on the Yangon-Pyay Road of Taikkyi Township. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
In addition, on the same day, the on-duty inspection team at the container terminal of Myanmar International Port (Thilawa) captured K29,935,000 worth of a Nissan Caravan car and K6,646,250 worth of a Honda car, which were not taken out over four years after the opening of the Import Declaration. The action was charged under the Customs Law.
Similarly, they seized consumer goods at an estimated value of K19,164,000 that were not declared in the Import Declaration on 17 May at the container terminal of Myanmar International Port (Thilawa), and the action was taken under the Customs Law.
Moreover, on the same day, the Myanmar Industrial Port Container Checkpoint confiscated K4,044,000 worth of consumer goods, that were not declared in the Import Declaration. The action was charged under the Customs Law.
On 18 May, the combined team led by the Bago Region Forest Department seized K936,970 worth of 7.7860 tonnes of illegal timbers in Yoma protected forest in Yedashe Township of Toungoo District. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Police confiscated three unregistered vehicles at an estimated value of K19,000,000 at the milepost 5/0 on the DaikU Township-Sittoung Road and milepost 4/3, 4/4 on the Yangon-Mawlamyine Road on the same day. Police opened a case file under the Export/Import Law.
Afterwards, the Forest Department team seized K410,100 worth of 1.3670 tonnes of illegal teak in Katha Township and K1,335,698 worth of 19.0814 tonnes of illegal timbers in Pathein, Nyaungdon and Myaungmya townships. The action was charged under the Forest Law.
Therefore, on 16, 17 and 18 May, 15 arrests were made (an estimated value of K117,675,906), according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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