Myanmar seizes over 1,600 tons of illegal teak timber in April-May

Yangon, May 23 (IANS): Myanmar authorities have seized 1,631 tons of illegal teak timber across the country from April to mid-May this year, the state-owned television channel MRTV reported on Thursday.

According to the report, 492 tons of timber were confiscated from the Bago Region during a one-and-a-half-month period, reports Xinhua News Agency.

In the 2023-24 fiscal year, the Southeast Asian country seized a total of 7,742 tons of teak timber nationwide, the report said.

The crackdown on illegal timber is crucial for Myanmar's reforestation efforts, the report said.



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