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Illegal timbers, household electronics, consumer goods and vehicles seized

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Seized electronics at Yangon International Airport.

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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 made inspections at the Yangon International Airport on 4 July, according to information.
Officials confiscated 100 Yoma watches and 64 le Planteur watches worth K8.2 million and a pair of Drone, GPS-Smart Drone worth K150,000 without official documents which were hidden with languages. The action was prosecuted under the Customs Procedures.
Similarly, a patrol combined team made inspections at the Yepu Permanent Checkpoint in Shan State under the Customs Department. They captured 250 pairs of shoe worth K375,000 and mobile phone accessories worth K2,880,000 without any official documents on 4 July.
In addition, the Mayanchaung Permanent Checkpoint confiscated K1,805,208 worth of household electronics that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) from a vehicle heading from Myawady to Yangon on 5 July. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Afterwards, a total of 0.7214 tonne of illegal timbers worth K50,498 were confiscated in the East Yoma forest reserve of Sinbaungwe township of Thayet district on 4 July. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
In addition, on 5 July, the combined inspection team conducted the inspections under the Taninthayi Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
Officials captured a total of 0.5888 tonne of illegal timbers worth K70,656 in Bokpyin township, a total of 22.77 cubic tonnes of mangrove firewood (Madama) worth K68,310 in Myeik township and a motor boat and accessories worth K19,052,760 in Kyunsu township. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Afterwards, an unregistered Honda Odyssey car worth K2 million was confiscated on the Pyapon-Kyonekadun Road in Pyapon township, and the action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
At the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) Combined Checkpoint seized 21 car tyres of a Chinese brand worth K2,940,000 that showed no declaration in the Import Declaration (ID) from a truck under the supervision of Kayin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force on 6 July.
In addition, a total of 12.1070 tonnes of illegal teak, hardwood and other timbers (approximately K5,921,286) in the Bago and Toungoo districts. — MNA

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