Revealed: How Myanmar ‘blood timber’ found its way to NZ

BBS Timbers at Port Whangarei has been revealed to have imported 24 tons of Teak from a Myanmar oligarch sanctioned for his ties to the military junta. Photo / Michael Cunningham

A Northland timber firm imported 24 tons of endangered teak – the preferred wood for superyacht construction – from a company owned by a Myanmar oligarch who is under United States and United Kingdom sanctions

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