Smuggling only table salt, please!
Sittwe, 1st July 03: For some time the table salt has topped the list of items smuggled into
The smugglers are required to pay at least 250 US dollars for each consignment to the western commander as protection money. The price of a kilo of salt is kyat 20, which is about taka 1.50. The price of a kilo of salt in
In recent months there have been a number of raids in the salt warehouses in the southeastern part of
Though the two countries have signed a number of business protocols, mostly aimed at stopping smuggling, the Burmese junta officials have rarely complied with the declarations. Smuggling is still as rampant as before, a businessman who has a legal trade with
Two of the salt works owners who have become millionaires by smuggling salt in collusion with the military intelligence are U Kyaw Zan and U Hla Maung. #