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Illegal timbers, restricted chemicals, foodstuffs, consumer goods, electronics and vehicles confiscated

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Seized items in Mandalay Region.

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SUPERVISED by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law.
Officials from the Myanmar Police Force X-ray Station (Nyaungkhashay) under the instructions of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force conducted inspections at the Nyaungkhashay junction in Waw township on 7 and 8 September.
They nabbed 8,250 kilogrammes of restricted chemicals – Ammonium Nitrate –hidden with rubber firewood sticks from a vehicle and seized 74,350 kilogrammes of Ammonium Nitrate in the Yangon Central Railway Station totalling 826,000 kilogrammes of Ammonium Nitrate worth K123,900,000, according to the investigation. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
On 9 September, K6,659,100 worth of computer accessories that exceeded the Import Declaration (ID) was captured at the container checkpoint of the Asia World Port Terminal. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Afterwards, on 10 September, an on-duty team of the Bago Township Customs Department conducted inspections under the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force. They confiscated K6,288,000 worth of edible oil and juice without official documents from a Mitsubishi Canter car (approximately K20 million) heading from Thaton to Yangon near the Shwethanlwin Tollgate in Phayagyi. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
In addition, an inspection team seized K81,358,000 worth of foodstuffs and consumer goods without official documents from two vehicles (approximately K19.5 million) near the Htonbo junction on the Yangon-Mandalay Highway. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
The Mayanchaung permanent checkpoint impounded foodstuffs worth K2,646,000 that were not declared in the Import Declaration (ID) from a 12-wheel truck (approximately K40 million) and the action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
On 12 September, a combined inspection team of the Kengtung Township Customs Department made inspections and confiscated 165 jarrycans of edible oil (made in Thailand) without official documents from a Nissan Vanette car (approximately K18 million) heading from Tachilek to Kengtung. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Similarly, a total of 0.6952 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K48,664 were captured in the Saikaung forest reserve in Natmauk township of Magway district.
Therefore, 21 arrests (approximately K331,599,764) were made on 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 September, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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