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Illegal timbers, foodstuffs, consumer goods, medicines, restricted chemicals and vehicles seized

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Seized illegal foodstuffs in Kayin State.

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SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
Under the instructions of the Chairman of the Anti-Illicit Trade Task Force, an on-duty team at the container terminal of Asia World Port made inspections on 25 June, according to information.
They confiscated household appliances worth K10,545,000 that were different from the Import Declaration (ID). The effective action was prosecuted under the Customs Procedures.
In addition, on the same day, a combined team led by Ayeyawady Region Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Myanmar Police Force confiscated K1.2 million worth of medicines without the Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (IR) of FDA in the Thazin village-tract of Ngwehsaung township. The action was taken under the Food and Drug Administration Procedures.
Similarly, the on-duty team made inspections at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) combined checkpoint under the Kayin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force on 26 and 27 June.
They captured K1,080,000 worth of foodstuffs without any official documents from a vehicle heading from Myawady to Yangon on 26 June.
In addition, K2 million toilet accessories without any declaration in the Import Declaration (ID) from a truck heading from Myawady to Yangon on 27 June.
The actions were taken under the Customs Procedures.
Afterwards, a team led by the Myanmar Police Force made inspections under the supervision of the Kachin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force at the Nantsiaung combined checkpoint.
They captured 2,400 kilogrammes of restricted chemicals like Ammonium Nitrate worth K2.4 million from a truck heading from Mandalay to Phakant. The action was taken under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law.
In addition, on 27 June, a team led by the Myanmar Police Force captured a Toyota Ipsum car (approximately K3.5 million) in Homalin township and a Mark II car (approximately K2.5 million) in Sagaing township. The action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
A total of 7.8792 tonnes of illegal timbers at an estimated value of K3,445,050 were seized in Bago and Thayawady districts under the supervision of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
Therefore, 12 arrests estimated at K26,670,050 were made on three consecutive days from 25 to 27 June, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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