YANGON (Xinhua): Myanmar authorities seized over 400 tonnes of illegal timbers across Myanmar in a week, according to a release from the Forest Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation on Thursday (Dec 3).
The seizures were made in the country's regions, states and the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory from Nov 23 to Nov 29.
The seized illegal timbers included 47.8 tonnes of teak, 67.3 tonnes of hardwood and 285.6 tonnes of other types of timbers, the release said.
During the period, 43 people were charged in connection with the cases, along with the seizure of 23 vehicles and machines.
The seizure marked the latest efforts by the Forest Department to crack down on illegal logging and trading of forest products in the country. Meanwhile, the department has also been committed to implementing tree planting projects.
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