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Over 117 tonnes of illegal timbers confiscated in Nay Pyi Taw, regions/states

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Officials measure the confiscated timbers.

The Forest Department of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation is implementing various ways and methods including the community monitoring and reporting system (CMRS) to control illegal timbers and forest products.
According to the data collected by relevant forest departments, a total of 117.6442 tonnes of illegal timbers – 49.9988 tonnes of teak, 7.7466 tonnes of hardwood and 59.8988 tonnes of others — were impounded in regions/states and Nay Pyi Taw from 22 to 28 August, and the department stated that they arrested 17 suspects along with 18 vehicles. — MNA

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