Illegal timbers, petroleum, consumer goods, auto parts and vehicles confiscated

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, a team made inspections on 23 July, according to information.
Officials confiscated K14,372,000 worth of consumer goods and auto parts without official documents from a truck with a semi-trailer (approximately K25 million) at the 20/5 milepost on PyinOoLwin Road. The action was taken under the Maritime Customs Act.
In addition, on 24 July, a combined team conducted inspections and seized 850 gallons of illegal crude oil worth K1,442,110 in Chauk township. The action was taken under the Myanmar Petroleum and Petroleum Products Law.
Afterwards, a total of 1.8004 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K1,018,302 were captured at the 160/6 milepost on the Pathein-Monywa Road in the Thayet district. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Similarly, on 26 July, a total of 35.9558 tonnes valued at K11,992,614 were impounded in Maungtaw and Taungup townships under the supervision of the Rakhine State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
In addition, a total of 7.7374 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K3,935,492 were confiscated in Bago and Thayawady districts and action was taken under the Forest Law.
A team led by Myanmar Police Force made inspections in Bago township and seized an unregistered Nissan Fairlady-350z race car (approximately K3.5 million). The action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
Therefore, 13 arrests estimated at K61,260,528 were made on 23, 24 and 26 July, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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