Over one ton of illegal timber seized in Pinlebu Township

Officials from the Forest Department inspect seized illegal timbers in Pinlebu Township, Katha District, Sagaing. Photo: Myo Lwin
Officials from the Forest Department inspect seized illegal timbers in Pinlebu Township, Katha District, Sagaing. Photo: Myo Lwin

POLICE seized over one ton of hardwood timber in Pinlebu Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region, on 8 September, according to a police report.
Acting on a tip-off, a combined team comprising those from the township forest department, village administrative body and members of the police force inspected the suspected forest area one mile from the north of Kwantaung Village in Taikmong Village-tract.
During the search, the police found 87 pieces of various sizes of Tanmalan hardwood timbers weighing 1.2 tons.
However, no man was found near the area.
The confiscated timbers are temporarily being kept in Kwantaung Village, with the authorities planning to move those timbers to the compound of the township forest department very soon.
Ongoing investigation has been made by the local police in an attempt to arrest those in connection with the case.— Myo Lwin (Pinlebu)

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