Illegal timbers, foodstuffs, consumer goods and vehicles confiscated

An on-duty team under the supervision of the Kayin State Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force conducted surprise inspections on 3 December.
Officials captured foodstuffs including 15,300 litres of palm oil worth K37,755,000 without official documents from three vehicles with a trailer (approximately K84 million) near the PTT petrol station on the Asia Highway in Myawady. The action was taken under Customs Procedures.
Similarly, an on-duty team under the management of the Customs Department at the Yangon International Airport confiscated three goods including 19 boxes of Nature’s Tea (made in the USA) without official documents hidden in the luggage. The action was taken under Customs Procedures.
In addition, a combined team made inspections at the Mayanchaung permanent checkpoint on 4 December and seized 50 used bicycles worth K1,260,000 that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID) from a Mitsubishi Canter car (approximately K25 million) heading from Myawady to Yangon. The action was taken under Customs Procedures.
Afterwards, a total of 3. 3416 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K986,444 was nabbed on the side of the Monywa-YeU Road in Butalin township and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
On 5 December, a total of 3.9000 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K505,960 in the Toungoo and Nyaunglebin districts and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, 15 arrests (at an estimated value of K152,307,404) were made on three consecutive days from 3 to 5 December, according to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA

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