December 14, 2017

Illegal timber seized in Mon State

Hlwan Moe Aung and Than Zaw Oo are seen with the illegal teak timbers found in their vehicles. Photo: Ye Khaung Oo
Hlwan Moe Aung and Than Zaw Oo are seen with the illegal teak timbers found in their vehicles. Photo: Ye Khaung Oog

ILLEGAL teak weighing over one tonne was found by police in two taxi cars near Mokepalin Village in Kyaikhto, Mon State, on Friday.
A combined team involving members of local police and staff from the Forest Department searched the two vehicles near the Sittaung New Bridge road in Mokepalin Village.
Those vehicles were en route from Thagaya, Bago Region, to Kyaikhto. They were driven by Hlwan Moe Aung and Than Zaw Oo. Both drivers are registered residents of Yangon.
The team found 0.6776 tonnes of timber in one vehicle an 0.5968 tonnes in the other vehicle.

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