August 19, 2016

Tatmadaw cooperates with authorities concerned in fight against illegal logging

THE Tatmadaw arrested suspects in connection with illegal logging and seized tonnes of timber and vehicles while conducting combined operations in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine States and Sagaing Region.
According to figures, 171 suspects involved in illegal logging were arrested and 1,610.83 tonnes of timber and 141 vehicles were confiscated in the aforementioned regions.
So far, arrested suspects and seized timber and vehicles have been handed over to the departments concerned, said the Tatmadaw, adding that efforts are being made to protect the country’s forest resources in cooperation with civil authorities.—Myawady


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