Deputy minister: White collars with high social status main smugglers of commodities

Mashad, May 11, IRNA – Deputy Justice Minister Mohammad Bagher Olfat said on Wednesday that white collars with high social status are the main smugglers of commodities and foreign currencies.

Speaking to officials in charge of campaign against smuggling of goods and foreign currencies in Mashad, he said based on information available, smuggling of goods and foreign currencies should not be regarded as an ordinary offence.
People have a share in the public assets and administering justice in distributing such public wealth should be given due attention, he said.
Fight against organized smugglings should be on the agenda as this offence will ruin the country's economy, he said.
There is no doubt that smuggled goods will leave curcial impacts on the country's consumption as well as production, he said.
The country should do its best to prevent smuggling of goods, he said.
In 1392 value of smuggled goods exceeded dlrs 40 billion which is very deplorable, he said.