The officials, based on a tipoff, searched the boat on the Irrawaddy River and found around 10 tons of timber in a hidden compartment.
Law enforcement officials in Pegu Division’s Kyauktaga Township open fire on trucks carrying illegal timber as they tried to run a checkpoint.
A band of illegal loggers who beat a forestry officer to death in Shwebo are still at large.
The country’s newly passed investment law has made few adjustments to Burma’s economic framework and might empower crony control over major sectors
The body of a police officer who drowned after his boat capsized while chasing illegal loggers on a river in Sagaing Division earlier this week was recovered on Wednesday.
Talks held to support both countries’ interest in responsible, cross-border timber trade, say officials.