Illegal timbers, foodstuffs, consumer goods, vehicles and vehicle spare parts seized in various townships

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An official checks seized commodities.

SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
On 8 June, the Combined Inspection Team led by Bago Region Customs Department conducted an inspection under the management of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force between the Sittoung Bridge and Nyaungkhashay.
They captured K2,100,000 worth of foodstuffs that showed no official documents from a vehicle at an approximate value of K10 million heading from Myawady to Yangon. The action was taken under the Customs Law.
Afterwards, on 9 June and 10 June, the Forest Department team seized 14.9570 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K5,318,402 in Toungoo and Pyay Districts and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
Similarly, on 9 June, detergent powder at an approximate value of K12.5 million that showed no official documents was captured from a vehicle worth K11 million at the Chinshwehaw border gate, and the action was taken under the Customs Law.
Vehicle tyres at an approximate value of K3,500,000 that were not declared in the Imported Declaration were seized from a truck heading from Myawady to Yangon at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) Checkpoint, under the supervision of the Anti-Trafficking Task Force, and the action was taken under the Customs Law.
Therefore, six arrests (approximately K33,168,402) were made on 8, 9 and 10 June, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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