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Iran Records 23.3% Rise in Contraband Confiscation

Installing customs and border protection equipment, and using X-ray trucks and sniffer dogs have been among the measures taken to combat smuggling.Installing customs and border protection equipment, and using X-ray trucks and sniffer dogs have been among the measures taken to combat smuggling.

More than 36.21 trillion rials ($810.38 million) worth of contraband goods were confiscated in Iran during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year (March 21, 2017-Jan. 20), registering a 23.3% increase compared with the similar period of last year.
This was announced by Reza Beheshtizadeh, an official with the Headquarters to Combat Smuggling of Goods and Foreign Exchange, Mehr News Agency reported.
 

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