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August 14, 2020

Illegal consignment of teak seized in Kyauktaga

Forest officials check illegally cut teak logs in Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region. Photo : Khin Ko (Kyauktaga)
Forest officials check illegally cut teak logs in Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region. Photo : Khin Ko (Kyauktaga)

Officials on Tuesday seized an illegal consignment of teak, weighing over 3 tons, near the Bago Yoma mountain 12 miles village, MyoChaung-Sein Kant Lant road, Kyauktaga Township, Bago Region.
A combined team comprising officials from the Forest Department and Forest Security Police conducted a search along Myo Chaung-Sein Kant Lant Road and flagged a suspected vehicle. But, the vehicle’s driver did not stop and drove away.
The team found the vehicle near Baidar Forest Reserve Area 85. The driver had fled the scene. When police officers searched the vehicle, they found 31 teak lumbers, weighing 3.023 tons. The teak and the vehicle were seized and brought to the Myo Chaung Kayar Phoo camp over night. The police have filed a case under Section 43(A) of the Forest Law.—Khin Ko (Kyauktaga) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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