Iran prevents human trafficking
Tehran, Iran, March 14
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian border customs security found 17 people while being smuggled inside a truck.
The people were lodged between aluminum ingots, but were detected by X-ray equipment and arrested, Mehr news agency reported March 14.
The report said the 17 people were from "a neighboring country" and were heading to Turkey.
On Feb. 14, Iran's border security found one woman and three men being trafficked into the country from Turkmenistan, intending to travel to Turkey and from there to head to Germany.
The smuggled people found in Iran are mostly Afghans hoping to find better life elsewhere. Iran itself is a home to many legal and illegal Afghan refugees.