Feb 28, 2019, 6:41 PM
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Over 10 tons of smuggled gold ore confiscated in NW Iran

Tabriz, Feb 28, IRNA – Police in northwestern Iranian city of Kharvana have busted 10,090 kg of gold ore, estimated to be worth 40 billion rials (more than 800,000 euros), that was to be smuggled out of the country.

Police commander in Varzaqan city, Colonel Qassem Nazari told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on Thursday that ore of the precious metal loaded on a truck was carried illegally out of the country.

Nazari said one person was arrested in that connection and handed over to the judiciary for further investigation.

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