19 March 2023
An effective action is being taken to prevent illegal trade under the law supervised by the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee.
The on-duty teams under the supervision of the Customs Department captured six kinds of goods including 10 Westar watches and 10 Bilano couple watches at the Yangon International Airport on 11, 12, 14 and 15 March, two kinds of goods including two HP 15.6” laptops and over 3700 metres of polyester laminated at the Yangon International Airport (Import Desk), 180 kilogrammes of washing machine hose pipes and 43,000 kilogrammes of bolts and nuts, 21 kinds of goods including over 26,000 kilogrammes of dried konjac chips and 400 children bicycles at the Myanmar Industrial Port Terminal checkpoint and six kinds of goods including five hand trolley capacities at the Asia World Port Terminal container checkpoint on 15 and 16 March.
In addition, a combined team at the Mayanchaung permanent checkpoint confiscated 40 cartons of instant rice vermicelli and 1,800 litres of vegetable oil from a Hino bus heading to Yangon from Ye on 15 March and 100 cartons of M-150 energy drink and 45 cartons of instant rice vermicelli a bus heading to Mandalay to Mawlamyine on 16 March.
On 16 March, an unregistered Nissan March car was captured on Hledan road in Kamayut Township. On 17 March, an on-duty team at the Thanlwin Bridge (Mawlamyine) checkpoint seized 1290 litres of two-shrimp palm oil that were stacked to carry to Thaton Township at the Mottama township side.
Therefore, 20 arrests (estimated value of 350.274 million Kyats) were made on 11, 12, 14, 15, 16 and 17 March, according to the Illegal Trade Eradication Steering Committee.
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