YANGON (Xinhua): Myanmar authorities confiscated over 258 tonnes of illegal timbers across Myanmar in a week, according to the Forest Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation on Thursday (Sept 24).
The seizures were made in the country's regions, states and Naypyidaw Union Territory on Sept 14-20.
The seized illegal timbers include 134.8 tonnes of teak, 34.6 tonnes of hardwood and 88.7 tonnes of other types of timbers, the release said.
During the period, 49 offenders were charged in connection with the cases, along with the seizure of 38 vehicles and machinery.
Meanwhile, the forest department has been making efforts to crack down on illegal logging and trading of forest products as well as to implement tree plantation projects in substitution.
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