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Illegal face masks from China confiscated before being smuggled into Myanmar

Sep 28. 2020
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By The Nation

Local authorities in the Mae Sot district of Tak province on Sunday confiscated 70,000 units of illegal face masks from China aimed for Myanmar.

The district administration joined forces with soldiers at 10.30pm to raid a house in Mae Ku subdistrict after intelligence agencies reported about the suspected smuggling activity.

Authorities found 28 packs with 70,000 units of illegal face masks inside, but the smugglers were nowhere to be found. They confiscated the goods for further investigation as they are possibly not approved by the Customs.

They are suspected to have been intended for delivery in Myanmar where there has been a surge in demand for face masks due to the second wave of Covid-19.

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