Illegal timbers, industrial materials, consumer goods, auto parts and vehicles confiscated

The combined teams led by the Region/District/Township Forest Departments under the management of the Ayeyawady Region Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force seized a total of 25.868 tonnes of illegal teak and other timbers worth K1,946,140 in Hinthada and Pathein districts on 22 April. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
On 25 April, an on-duty team examined two vehicles heading to Yangon from Myawady at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) combined checkpoint and captured 130 Camel motorbike tyres worth K3.25 million and 168 pairs of foam slipper sandals worth K2.52 million that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID). The action was taken under Customs procedures.
In addition, a combined team led by the Tatkon Township Forest Department conducted inspections in Tatkon Township and nabbed a total of 4.332 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K254,740. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
The on-duty teams at the Mayanchaung permanent checkpoint confiscated 3,850 kilogrammes of nylon lace fabric worth K5.005 million from a Mitsubishi Fuso truck (estimated value of K30 million) heading to Yangon from Myawady on 25 April and three kinds of goods (including 3,600 cans of Lactasoy milk) worth K3.515 million without official documents from a Mitsubishi Fuso express (estimated value of K23 million) heading to Yangon from Mawlamyine on 26 April. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
On 26 April, an on-duty team at the Yepu permanent checkpoint conducted inspections and seized two kinds of goods (including 295 Bluetooth mini-speakers) worth K3,900,382 that exceeded the Import Declaration from a Hino Profia car (estimated value of K35 million) heading to Mandalay from Muse. The action was taken under Customs procedures.
On the same day, a total of 2.276 tonnes of illegal teak and 0.7294 tonne of illegal hardwood worth K1,115,780 was captured in Bago and Toungoo districts and a Mitsubishi auto (approximate value of K3.5 million) without official documents was seized in Nyaunglebin township. The action was taken under the Forest Law and the Export and Import Law.
Therefore, 12 arrests (estimated value of K113,007,042) were made on 22, 25 and 26 April, according to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee. — MNA/MKKS

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