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Illegal timbers, vehicles seized in Rakhine state, Yangon, Bago regions

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Confiscated timbers.

Supervised by the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, illegal timbers and vehicles worth more than K42 million were seized in Yangon Region, Rakhine State, and Bago Region, on 4, 5, 6 and 8 March.
From 4 to 6 March, combined inspection teams led by the Yangon Region Department of Forest conducted inspections in Hlegu Township and North Okkalapa Township and confiscated three vehicles carrying illegal timbers (estimated value of K41,947,826), and action is taken under the Forest Law.
Similarly, on 5 and 6 March, over 9 tonnes of illegal timbers (estimated value of K430,227) were seized under the Forest Law in An Township and Taungup Township in Rakhine State. Moreover, on 8 March, 1.0288 tonnes of illegal teak (estimated value of K156,860) were seized from the forest reserve in Thayawady District of Bago Region.
Therefore, a total of seven arrests (estimated value of K42,534,913) was made on 4, 5, 6, and 8 March, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee. — MNA

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