Tatmadaw security columns expose illegal extraction of Myanmar timber

Tatmadaw security columns expose illegal extraction of Myanmar timber

Nay Pyi Taw April 6

While the Tatmadaw columns were carrying out the regional security measures in Manhsi Township, Bamaw District,Kachin State, they found suspected routes,motor vehicles and piles of logs in the illegal extraction of Myanmar timber near Khalan-Hteinnu-Manchan region via aerial reconnaissance. Hence, they uncovered the illegal extraction of timbers there to protect the use of resources of the country against personal interest.

In so doing, the military columns were able to seize around 86.5 tons of teak logs and various sizes of sawn timber, 44 trucks,four-wheel loaders and one backhoe, and arrest two Myanmar nationals and 13 Chinese nationals in nearby areas of Khalan-Hteinnu-Manchan region, Manhsi Township from March 29 to April 5.

The Tatmadaw security columns have transferred the detainees, illegal wood and motor vehicles to the township forest department concerned and are pursuing the works to protect the illegal extraction of timber against personal interest.

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