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Iran Records Significant Rise in Contraband Seizures

Iran Records Significant Rise in Contraband Confiscation Iran Records Significant Rise in Contraband Confiscation

Close to 33.15 trillion rials ($245.55 million) worth of contraband goods were confiscated during the five months to Aug. 22, showing a 123% surge compared with the similar period of last year.
Data released by the Statistics and Information General Bureau of the Headquarters to Combat Smuggling of Goods and Foreign Exchange showed the above figure.
Automotives ($61.14 million), home appliances ($29.8 million) and alcoholic beverages ($10.97 million) topped the list of contraband confiscated inside the country. 

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