Illegal timbers, foodstuffs, materials, lead (metal) and unregistered vehicles seized

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Confiscated commodities at the Mayanchaung Permanent Checkpoint.

SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
The On-duty Combined Inspection Team conducted inspections at the Mayanchaung Permanent Checkpoint on 7 June.
They confiscated K2 million worth of illegal M-150 juice bottles from a passenger bus and K6 million worth of fishing nets that showed no official documents from a truck heading from Myawady to Yangon township. The action was taken under the Customs Law.
Similarly, on 8 June, an inspection team led by the Forest Department captured K1,783,584 worth of illegal charcole in Monywa township and action was taken under the Forest Law.
Moreover, on the same day, a team led by Police Force captured an unregistered Honda Fit GD car (approximately K1,500,000) in Monywa township and an unregistered Nissan AD Van car at approximately value of K2,000,000 in Sagaing township. The action was taken under the Export/Import Law.
At the Mahlwaltaung Checkpoint officials seized K27,200,000 worth of 20 bags of illegal mixed lead from a vehicle heading from Myeik to Yangon. Police opened a file case under the law.
Afterwards, a team led by the Forest Department under the supervision of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force made inspections and captured 9.9018 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K2,879,598 in Yedashe and Ottwin townships. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, nine arrests (approximately K43,378,182) were made on 7 and 8 June, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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