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Illegal timbers, raw chemicals, consumer goods, car parts and vehicles seized

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Seized items in Shan State.

SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illicit trade under the law.
Under the instructions of the Mandalay Region Anti-Illicit Trade Task Force, an on-duty inspection team conducted the inspections at the 16-Mile Kyaukchaw Checkpoint of Mandalay on 9 July.
K22,972,000 worth of car parts and other related things without official documents were seized from a Nissan Diesel 22-wheel truck (approximately K35 million), and the action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
In addition, a total of 1.6944 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K118,608 were captured in Thandwe township under the management of the Rakhine State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force, and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
Similarly, a combined on-duty team under the supervision of the Customs Department at the Yepu Permanent Checkpoint of Shan State made inspections on 11 July.
Officials confiscated a total of 2,500 kilogrammes of restricted chemical – Sodium Acetate – worth K5 million from a Toyota HiAce car (approximately K6 million) heading from Muse to Lashio township and a total of 750 mobile phones worth K15 million from a Nissan Diesel 12-wheel truck (approximately K10 million). The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Afterwards, the team at Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) Combined Checkpoint captured K7,620,000 worth of car parts and sports shoes without official documents from two trucks on 12 July. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Similarly, on 11 and 12 July, a combined team led by Police Force captured K3 million worth of an unregistered Voxy car at the Sittoung Bridge on the Toungoo- Thandaung Road and K3 million worth of an unregistered Honda Fit between the 6/3 and 6/4 milepost on the Yangon-Mawlamyine Road. The action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
In addition, on 13 July, a total of 1.9172 tonnes of teak worth K1,265,352 was confiscated in Bago township. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, 12 arrests (approximately K108,975,960) were made on 9, 11, 12 and 13 July, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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