A search of the vehicle uncovered 246 planks of teakwood, weighing a total of just over one tonne.
In light of recent bust in Kachin state, officials meet to discuss the widespread illegal trade.
Oct 14, 2007 (AP) – Truckloads of illegal timber cross the Myanmar border to sawmills in China, while markets along the Thai border openly sell bear paws, tiger skins and elephant tusks. Further inland, the repressive military regime plans to dam one of Asia’s purest rivers, and allows gold and gem mines to tear up …
Police in Sagaing Division say there has been a noticeable increase in illegal logging activities since a one-year ban went into effect on 1 June.
Forestry officials were forced by a group of men wielding swords and clubs to return confiscated timber.
Burmese officials collecting bribes from timber smugglers despite evidence that illegal trade to China has dropped in recent years