Illegal timbers, food items, vehicles confiscated

Bago Mar 4 sskm

As action is being taken effectively against illegal trades across the country under the supervision of the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, a total of seven arrests (estimated at K49,552,944) were made on 2, 3, and 4 March in Rakhine State, Yangon Region, Sagaing Region, and Bago Region.
On 2 March, combined inspection teams led by the Rakhine State Department of Forest, under the management of the Regional Anti-Illegal Trade Special Task Force, conducted inspections and seized 10.8512 tonnes of illegal timbers (estimated value of K759,584) in Taungup Township.
Similarly, on 2 and 3 March, two vehicles (estimated value of K30,000,000) carrying 2.4848 tonnes of teak furniture (estimated value of K745,440) were arrested under the Forest Law in the northern district of Yangon Region.
On 3 March, 21.576 tonnes of illegal teak (estimated at K3,549,230) and woodworking equipment (estimated value of K500,000) were also arrested in Bamauk Township, Sagaing Region.
On the same day, Bago Township Customs Team conducted unexpected inspections between Waw Township and Shwe Thanlwin tollgate and arrested a vehicle (estimated value of K10,000,000) carrying 85 cardboard boxes filled with illegal edible oil and 85 cardboard boxes filled with illegal juice (estimated at K2,975,000) under the Customs Law.
On 4 March, 5.9398 tonnes of illegal timber (estimated value of K1,023,690) were seized in the Bago district and Thayawady district forest reserves under the Forest Law. — MNA

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