Minister tells parliament plans are afoot to form a taskforce to crack down effectively on any logging operations in the area.
The officials, based on a tipoff, searched the boat on the Irrawaddy River and found around 10 tons of timber in a hidden compartment.
The incident is the latest in a spate of violent confrontations between law enforcement officials and illegal loggers in Kyauktaga Township.
The officials said they stopped and searched the lorry, which was accompanied by two servicemen, following a tip-off. They found 29 logs of milled lumber, weighing a total of nearly…
Burma’s largest producer of timber has declared a nationwide, one-year moratorium on logging, according to a spokesperson for the state-owned enterprise.
A band of illegal loggers who beat a forestry officer to death in Shwebo are still at large.