Illegal timbers, foodstuffs and unregistered vehicles seized

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Seized illegal commodities in Mon State.

SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
The on-duty team made inspections at the Mayanchaung Permanent Checkpoint on 18 June and 20 June under the supervision of the Customs Department.
They seized an unregistered Honda Fit GD1 car worth K5 million at the 97/0 milepost on the Yangon-Myawady Highway and 150 cartons of Yo Good-brand juice that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID) at an estimated value of K7.25 million from a passenger bus heading from Mawlamyine to Yangon. Effective action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
In addition, on 19 June, inspections were carried out at the 16th-Mile checkpoint under the supervision of the Mandalay Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
250 cartons of Vetrue-brand food at an estimated value of 2.50 million were captured at the 16/2 milepost on the Mandalay-PyinOoLwin Road and action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
A combined team led by the Forest Department under the management of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force confiscated a total of 65.4150 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K41,961,644 in Bago, Toungoo and Pyay Districts and action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, seven arrests (approximately K51,711,644) were made on three consecutive days from 18 to 20 June, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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