Illegal logs were seized from a 10-wheel vehicle that stopped near Milepost 24/6 on Padaung-Taunggup main road, Nyaung Chaydauk village-tract, Padaung township, Bago region on 25 February.
According to the investigation, a combined group comprising the officials from the Forest Department and the village administrators searched a 10-wheel HINO vehicle, which stopped on Padaung-Taunggup main road and found illegal 65 Pyinkado lumber weighing 11.1354 tonnes. This Pyinkado lumber was carried on board the 10-wheel car illegally. The team could not find the vehicle’s drivers and conductors.
The police attempted to arrest them. The loggers, the vehicle driver and the helpers, were charged under Section 42(A) of the Forestry Law. —Aung Myint (Padaung)/GNLM