Under the supervision of the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee, effective action is being taken against offenders to prevent illegal trade in accordance with the law.
On 25 February, a combined inspection team under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force seized 5.8346 tonnes of illegal timber (at estimated value K471,920) in An and Maungdaw townships, Rakhine State and action is being taken against crime breakers in accordance with the forest law.
Similarly, on 26 February in Mon State, a combined inspection team led by the Customs Department conducted inspections at the Mayangchaung Permanent Checkpoint.
On a 12-wheeler truck departing from Myawady to Yangon, a variety of undocumented shoes (estimated at K5.25 million) were seized and are being prosecuted in accordance with customs law.
Similarly, a team led by the Kawthoung Township Administrator and customs team conducted an inspection under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force in Taninthayi Region.
Undocumented Thai foodstuffs (estimated at K1.46 million) were seized at the motor schooner Port in Kawthoung Township and action is being taken in accordance with customs law.
In addition, an inspection team led by the Myanmar Police Force conducted an investigation under the management of the Anti-Illegal Trade Task Force yesterday in Sagaing Region.
Two unlicensed YAMAHA DT 125 motorcycles (at estimated value K3 million) were seized in Htigyaing Township and action is being taken in accordance with the Import and Export Law.
Therefore, a total of six arrests (estimated value is K10,181,920) were made on three consecutive days, according to the Anti-Illegal Trade Steering Committee.—MNA