Tehran, Iran, Nov.16
Iran's Bazargan custom officers have detained three Turkish trucks that tried to smuggle some 2,000 liters of fuel destined for Turkey.
The officers at the Bazargan custom checkpoint at West Azerbaijan province, discovered additional fuel in the truck's containers through an X-Ray machine, and prevented the fuel being smuggled out of the country, Mehr News Agency reported.
Current economic situation alongside drop of currency rate have led to rise of fuel smuggling outside Iran.
More than one billion liters (roughly 265,000 gallons) of gasoline have been smuggled out of Iran in the past few months, Reuters quoted Iran's anti-smuggling police chief IRGC Briadier-General Ali Moayyedi saying on October 10.