Il­le­gal teak seized at toll­gate

The Myanmar Times - - News -

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

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