Smuggled goods worth $47.5m discovered in a week
TEHRAN – Smuggled goods worth 2 trillion rials (nearly $47.5 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been seized across the country over the past week, through the ninth phase of a nationwide plan to fight against smuggling.
Under the plan, police detectives identified the location of the depot through round-the-clock efforts and specialized actions, Mohammad Reza Moghimi, the police chief, said on Sunday.
More than 12 million types of smuggled goods, including basic goods, home appliances, electronic equipment, car, and mobile phone accessories, etc., along with 420,796 liters of all kinds of smuggled fuels and petroleum products discovered, IRNA reported.
He went on to say that essential goods worth 2 trillion rials (around $47.5 million) have been discovered, while 621 vehicles and 1,403 criminals were arrested during the implementation of the plan.
Most recently, some 2.9 trillion rials (nearly $70 million) worth of smuggled goods has been seized across the country in May.