Economy, Domestic Economy

Cargo Scanning System for IRICA

Cargo Scanning System for IRICACargo Scanning System for IRICA

The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration and the Ministry of Defense have signed an agreement for the ministry to provide the customs with new domestically-made cargo scanning equipment, IRICA’s news service reported on Monday. Based on the agreement, researchers at the defense establishment will equip the customs with five new truck cargo x-ray systems. The government has stepped up efforts to check smuggling that cost the country a whopping $15 billion last year – down by $10 billion according to Iran’s Anti-Smuggling Organization. The IRICA says it seized contraband worth 600 billion rials ($16.8 million) during the first four months of the current Iranian year (March 20, June 20), recording an 80% rise compared to the same period last year.