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Illegal timbers, vehicles, raw jade and jewellery seized

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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 Chairman of the Anti-Illicit Trade Task Force, a combined team made inspections at the Mayanchaung Permanent Checkpoint on 10 July, according to information.
Officials captured a Subaru (TT1) car (approximately K6 million) at the 97/7 milepost on the Yangon-Myawady Road. The action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
Similarly, an on-duty team made inspections at the Kawkareik (Tadakyoe) Combined Checkpoint under the supervision of the Kayin State Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
They confiscated an unregistered Semi-Trailer (approximately K20 million), and the action was taken under the Customs Procedures.
In addition, on 11 July, an on-duty team conducted patrol inspections at the Yepu Permanent Checkpoint.
K19,740,000 worth of uncut jade and jewellery that were illegally carried by a Nissan AD van (approximately K15 million) were captured near Sanlaung village.
On 12 July, an unregistered Dyna six-wheel car (approximately K3 million) was confiscated in Kanbalu township, and the action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
In addition, a total of 3.2924 tonnes of illegal timbers worth K1,646,200 were captured in Padaung township under the supervision of the Bago Region Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force.
Therefore, six arrests estimated at K65,386,200 were made on three consecutive days from 10 to 12 July, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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