AN on-duty team under the supervision of Mandalay Region Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force seized 4,000 kilogrammes of PVC Pipe more carried than in Import Declaration (ID) estimated K10,079,280 and a Dong Feng Tractor Head and a trailer estimated at K55 million at the 16thmile Kyaukchaw checkpoint on 19 April, totalling estimated value over K65 million and the action was taken under the customs procedures.
Similarly, an on-duty team under the supervision of Shan State Illegal Trade Eradication Task Force searched a vehicle, driven from Tachilek to Yangon at Mae Yang combined checkpoint. They nabbed 500 kilogrammes of NK 6253 maize seeds without official documents estimated at K5.5 million and the action was taken under the customs procedures.
In addition, a combined team led by Yangon North District Forest Department carried out inspection at a vehicle near Theikwarchaug village in Taikkyi Township on 20 April. They found 0.997 tonne of illeNarcotic drug worth over K10 bln seized in Mandalay THE Myanmar Police Force seized narcotic drug and stimulant tablets worth over K10 billion that was carried to evade Kywetatson checkpoint in Thazi Township, Mandalay Region on 19 April 2023. According to the information from a local, a combine team consisting of Anti-Narcotic Task Force searched a Nissan Cabstar vehicle driven by Wai Lu Thuta accompanied by Thura Aung on the road from Yinmabin village to Taunggwa Village in Thazi Township on 19 April and seized 6.18 million stimulant tablets, 10 kilos of Ketamine and 4.12 kilos of Happy Water worth over K10 billion. In investigating them, they carried the drug from Shan State (South) to Mandalay Region. An investigation is under way to identify the perpetrators of the crime chain. The suspects were reportedly prosecuted under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law. — MNA/KZW servants. At 2:30 pm on 22 April, U Sai Kyaw Thu, Deputy Director General of the Union Election Commission, residing at 11/B on the first floor of building on Waizayanta Road in Thingangyun Township was shot with twelve rounds of pistol by two terrorists, when he came back to his home after sending his wife to hospital by Honda Odyssey. Then, the two terrorists escaped to the north of Waizayanta Road. U Sai Kyaw Thu got wounds at his right temple, left neck, right forearm and left ribs with bullet-hits and died on the spot. The security forces sent the dead body to the Sanpya Hospital in Thingangyun Township. — MNA gal timber estimated over K4.9 million and a Toyota Alphard which carried the timber estimated K15 million. And then, officials seized 15.613 tonnes of illegal timbers estimated K2.3 million and a Nissan Diesel Truck, which carried the timbers, estimated at K90 million in Thakayta Township. A total seizure amounted to over K107 million and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
In the same way, an on-duty team under the supervision of Customs Department carried out inspection at Asia World Container Checkpoint on 21 April. And they found 820 iron cupboards estimated value over K48 million, which are arrived over 61 days before the Import Declaration and the action was taken under the customs procedures.
Next, an on-duty team under the management of Sagaing Region Illegal Trade Task Eradication Task Force served at Kanalu combined checkpoint in Sagaing on 21 April and they found 4.34 tonnes of illegal teak estimated value at K6.5 million and the action was taken under the Forest Law. And then, a team from Monywa Myoma Police Station carried out searching near the Tamatan traffic lights in Monywa on 22 April. They seized a Toyota Alphard without licence estimated value at K5.5 million. And, a team from Kalay Myoma Police Station nabbed New Royal 125 motorcycle without licence estimated value K200,000 at Kalay totalling estimated value over K12 million and the action was taken under the Export and Import Law.
Finally, combined teams led by Bago Region Forest Department seized 46.28 tonnes of illegal timber estimated over K1.4 million in Thayawady District on 21 April and 5.487 tonnes of illegal timbers estimated value over K2.3 million in Toungoo District on 22 April, totalling estimated value over K3.8 million and the action was taken under the Forest Law.
Therefore, 13 arrests at an estimated value of K242,694,112 were made from 19 to 22 April, according to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee.—MNA/KZW