Illegal teak seized at tollgate
Forestry Department officials arrested two men transporting illegal teak in Taikkyi township on October 12.
Ko Tin Thein, 32, and Ko Myo Zaw Theik, 36, were stopped at the Lauk Lay Chaung tollgate on the YangonPyay road at 10am. Police found 16 pieces of illegally harvested teak. The men have been charged under section 43 of the forestry law and could face up to seven years in prison. – Toe Wai Aung, translation by San Layy