Burma's military rulers are warning owners of unregistered cars to hand them over by Thursday, or face a stiff prison term.
State media says the owner of any car that lacks registration or has a fake registration after Thursday may face seven years in prison and a fine.
The vehicle also will be impounded. Anyone who helps dismantle an unregistered car after Thursday will face the same penalties.
Burmese authorities have been cracking down on the thousands of illegal cars that have been smuggled into the country in recent years.
The government says more than 47,00 unregistered cars have been collected nationwide since Sunday, including 151 turned over by Buddhist monks.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.