A search of the vehicle uncovered 246 planks of teakwood, weighing a total of just over one tonne.
The threats began after photos of illegal logging activities in Tenasserim Division’s Dawei District appeared in a recent issue of a local weekly.
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.
Minister tells parliament plans are afoot to form a taskforce to crack down effectively on any logging operations in the area.
The incident is the latest in a spate of violent confrontations between law enforcement officials and illegal loggers in Kyauktaga Township.
As the NLD government steps up efforts to protect Burma’s forests, officers in the Pegu mountain range face off with increasingly violent loggers.