Illegal timbers, electronics, foodstuffs, consumer goods and vehicles confiscated

The Lashio District Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force captured four kinds of frozen meat including 3 kilogrammes of frozen pickled pork worth K688,000 without official documents from a vehicle heading to Mongton from Tachilek on 25 March and Muse District Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force seized various kinds of consumer goods worth K48,739,950 without official documents and various kinds of foodstuffs (made in China) worth K43,971,000 without FDA approval from a Faw truck (approximate value of K35 million) which was parked on the Pyidaungsu highway road in Muse township on 27 March. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
On 27 March an on-duty team at the Yepu permanent checkpoint confiscated a total of 200 electronic rice cookers worth K3,360,980 that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) from a 22-wheel truck (approximately K50 million) heading to Mandalay from Muse and the action was taken under Customs procedures.
Similarly, a combined team led by Forest Department conducted inspections in the townships and captured a total of 68.3894 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K8,481,076 in Taungup, Thandwe, Pauktaw, Rathedaung and Maungdaw townships. The action was taken under the Forest Law. Therefore, 11 arrests (estimated value of K190,241,006) were made on 25 and 27 March, according to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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