Illegal timbers, raw jade, foodstuffs, construction materials, motorbike parts and vehicles confiscated

SUPERVISED by Taninthayi Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force, a combined team led by Myanmar Police Force conducted inspections on 14 November.
Officials captured eight motorbikes worth K33,040,000 from a vehicle heading from Yephyu to Dawei near Thapyaychaung village bus station in Dawei township. The action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
Similarly, on 15 November, an on-duty team at the 16-Mile Kyaukchaw Combined Checkpoint nabbed motorbike parts (worth K37,915,570) that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) from a Mitsubishi Fuso Tractor Head with a trailer (estimated value of K50 million). The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
An inspection team led Forest Department under the management of the Yangon Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force seized a total of 0.7340 tonne of illegal teak furniture parts worth K484,440 from a Toyota Probox car (estimated value of K18 million) near a traffic light on the corner of Khayaybin road and No 3 road in Mingaladon township. The action was taken under the Forest Law.
On 16 November, a total of 77.72 tonnes of illegal raw jade worth K77,720,000 was captured in Kanbalu and Indaw townships and the action was taken under the Myanmar Gemstone Law.
In addition, a total of 9.8188 tonnes of illegal sawn teak was seized in Pandaung township of Pyay district and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
A combined team under the supervision of the Kayin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force conducted unexpected inspections.
Officials confiscated 7,700 litres of palm oil worth K25,800,000 and 1,600 cartons of beer worth K38,050,000 without official documents in warehouses of Hpa-an township and 150 cartons of tiles worth K1.2 million without official documents from a vehicle heading from Myawady to Yangon at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) Combined Checkpoint.
Therefore, 16 arrests (at an estimated value of 288,690,418) were made on three consecutive days from 14 and 16 November, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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