Illegal goods worth nearly Ks10 bn confiscated during eight months in Kyaikhto

Bo Bo Myint

Illegal goods worth nearly K10 billion were seized in Kyaikhto Township, Mon State, from January 1 to August 31 this year, according to a meeting of the Mon State Parliament.

The seizures were made by Mayanchaung checkpoint in Mayanchaung Village, Kyaikhto Township, which is opened by the Ministry of Planning and Finance.

The information was disclosed by Colonel Win Naing Oo, member of the Mon State government, during a regular session of the state parliament held on September 13.

The confiscated illegal goods were valued exactly at Ks9,986,347,480.

"To systematically inspect and control illegal entry of migrants and goods into Mon State, the Ministry of Planning and Finance opened Mayanchaung permanent checkpoint with officials from various departments on January 1 this year. From January 1 to August 31, the checkpoint seized illegal goods worth K K9,986,347,480 in 2,283 customs-related cases. The money went to the state fund," said Colonel Win Naing Oo.

The colonel's remark came after MP Aung Kyaw Thu from Thaton Township Constituency No (2) raise a question in parliament about annual seizures of illegal commodities at checkpoints in 10 township of Mon State.