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June 06, 2018

Illegal logs seized in Sagaing

Officials inspect seized illegal sawn timber in Sagaing Divisional Region. Photo: Myo Win (Sagaing)
Officials inspect seized illegal sawn timber in Sagaing Divisional Region. Photo: Myo Win (Sagaing)

AUTHORITIES seized a shipment of illegal logs weighing 12.3446 tons in Sagaing Divisional Region on Saturday according to a police report.
Acting on a tip-off, a combined investigation team comprising officers and staff from the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry searched a vehicle on Sagaing-Shwebo Road near Sartaung Village. They discovered 95 Tanmalan logs stored on the vehicle being driven by one U Myint Thu together with passenger U Soe Lin Khaing. The two suspects are being charged under Section 6 (1) of the Public Property Protection Act by he Sartaung Township Police Station.—Myo Win (Sagaing)

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