BUSINESS — Govt to investigate illegal mobile phone imports

Mobile phone stores will be targeted as the Burmese government launches an attempt to crack down on illegally imported goods in the country. A task force has been assigned to investigate potential breaches of customs law in the import of mobile telephones. According to a member of the task force, millions of mobile phones were being sold and used in the country however customs duties have only been paid on 70,000 imported phones in the past three years.