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Parliamentary Probe Zeros In on Smuggling

Parliamentary Probe Zeros In on Smuggling Parliamentary Probe Zeros In on Smuggling

The conclusion of Majlis Economic Commission’s probe into government policies and performance in its fight against smuggling was read by Hassan Hosseini Shahroudi, the spokesperson of the commission, at the parliament’s open session on May 12.
“Despite the announcement made by the Goods and Foreign Exchange Anti-Smuggling Headquarters on the decline of smuggling in the years ending March 2017 and March 2018, the parliamentary investigating committee found different results. The headquarters had put the volume of smuggling at $12.5 billion in the year ending March 2017 and $13.1 billion in the year ending March 2018. However, according to the parliament’s report, goods and foreign currency smuggled in each of those years were valued at $21.5-25.5 billion on average,” the report read. 

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