Illegal timbers, consumer goods, vehicles, phone accessories confiscated

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Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, efforts are being made to take effective action against illegal trades across the country. On 24 February, combined teams led by the Ayeyawady Region Forest Department and the Regional Illegal Trade Eradication Special Task Force conducted inspections in Pathein Township and seized 29.9166 tonnes of illegal timbers (estimated value of K2,094,162) under the Forest Law.
Similarly, a Customs team on duty inspected at the Myanmar Industrial Port Container Inspection Station in Yangon and confiscated portable phone accessories (estimated value of K10,104,000) which were in excess of what was stated in the import declaration (ID) and action is taken under the Customs Law.
In addition, a Customs team on duty in Lashio, under the management of the Shan State Anti-Illegal Trade Special Task Force, conducted searches according to a report near the Tangyan junction on the Mandalay-Lashio Union Highway and arrested three six-wheeled vehicles (estimated value of K36,000,000) carrying undocumented China-made consumer goods (estimated value of K113,003,500) under the Customs Law.
The departmental combined inspection team on duty at the Mayanchaung Permanent Checkpoint arrested two unregistered six-wheeled Mazda Titan vehicles (estimated value of K18,900,000) and action is taken under the Export/Import Law.
Moreover, a Customs team in Myeik, under the management of the Taninthayi Region Anti-illegal Trade Special Task Force, conducted inspections according to a report and confiscated ownerless 1,100 Thai-made cement bags (estimated value of K9,100,000) to be transported at the Pho La Min jetty at the special port across the Kyweku-Kyaukpya bridge. Action is taken under the Customs Law.
On 25 February, inspection teams led by the Myanmar Police Force and managed by the Sagaing Region Anti-Illegal Trade Special Task Force conducted inspections in Kanbalu Township and arrested an unregistered vehicle (estimated value of K2,000,000) under the Export/Import Law.
Similarly, 4.3436 tonnes of illegal timbers (estimated value of K783,820) were seized in the Bago District Forest Reserve and action is taken under the Forest Law.
As a result, a total of 10 arrests (estimated value of K191,985,482) were made on 24 and 25 February, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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