Iran’s Anti-Contraband Drive in Full Swing


In an operation carried out by the Intelligence Ministry on the outskirts of Tehran, seven containers of apparel, textile and accessories worth about 10 billion rials ($2.6 million) were confiscated.

This was announced by the spokesman of the Headquarters for Combating the Smuggling of Commodities and Foreign Exchange, Qasem Khorshidi, on Tuesday, Mehr News Agency reported.

Khorshidi noted that over the 10 months to January 19, contraband hauls, including 1.4 billion cigarettes, 39,000 tons of rice, 208,000 mobile phones, 3.25 million auto parts, 34,000 tons of food products, 18 million pieces of household appliances and 108,000 audiovisual devices were confiscated, registering a 302%, 154%, 18.4%, 292%, 88%, 203% and 240% rise respectively compared with the corresponding period of last year.

 

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