Majlis Report Exposes Car Import Racket in Iran

Majlis Report Exposes Car Import Racket in IranMajlis Report Exposes Car Import Racket in Iran

A member of the Majlis Industries and Mines Commission, Vali Maleki, has presented a report on ingrained corruption in car imports that confirms at least 6,481 cars were brought into Iran illegally in the last six months of 2017.
In an open session last week, the lawmaker from Ardebil said evidence shows irrefutable infringement of law and illegal import of vehicles. The report has been sent to the judiciary to prosecute the smugglers and those responsible in the multi-million-dollar racket, ICANA reported.
Following public outcry over illegal car imports reported in rare detail in the print media, the Majlis launched an inquiry the initial results of which were published in September. The law-making institution has often complained that the auto sector is riddled with holes, namely rent-seeking, fraud and making a mockery of the law. The probe was led by the Majlis Industries Commission.


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