Jan 29, 2018, 3:21 PM
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Iran seizes 8 smuggling freighters in Persian Gulf

Ahvaz, Jan 29, IRNA – Coast guard of Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran, confiscated 8 freighters carrying smuggled goods into Iran, said Khuzestan borders commander.

'The freighters were carrying 15,000 blankets, more than 13,000 cans of beverages, 10,000 packets of chewing gum, more that 2,000 kg of tea, etc. that were seized in the Arvand River mouth,' said Brigadier General Abdollah Nazapour.

The confiscated goods, loaded in littoral countries of the Persian Gulf, are worth about $ 250,000, said the official.

Experts say that each one billion dollars of smuggled goods kills 100,000 jobs.

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