Hamadan police seizes $56mn of smuggled goods

HAMADAN, Jan. 13 (MNA) – The commander of Hamadan police forces has announced seizure of $56mn of smuggled goods during the last three quarters.

Brig. Gen. Haji Mohammad Mahdian Nasab who was speaking in a press conference on Tuesday in Hamadan, said that the seized goods included customs goods consisting of clothes, rice, cooking oil, tea and cosmetic and food items or home appliances; he added that the seizure of the smuggled goods showed a 15-per cent rise compared to that in the same time last year.

“In line with operations to fight smuggling banditti, police has discovered and destroyed 215 gangs; and the seized goods have been delivered to customs office authorities and representatives on the spot,” said the commander, “about 13 organizations and government bodies are involved in crime prevention; the thievery prevention act allows establishment of a headquarters which seeks to reduce incidence of thievery and rubbery across the province.”

“In compliance with laws of thievery prevention, police has taken great steps to incorporate the public into the initiative; preemptive measures have yielded a 88 percent success of discoveries of stolen goods,” Mahdian Nasab told reporters, adding that during the last 9 months, “the police has discovered and destroyed 35 crime gangs and detained 1,700 thieves across the province.”

On the seizure of drugs, he said that police had seized 4,250Kg of drugs in the same 9 months which showed a 29-per cent growth compared to that in the same time last year; “1361 homeless addicts and riff-raffs have been collected from the streets and delivered to relevant rehabilitation organizations provisioned by Article 16 of the law,” Mahdian Nasab told the press.

“About 1,702 people have registered in volunteer programs to boost the public security, and we predict registering another 1,000 people; through establishing night vigil groups, police has worked to improve security during nighttime; 1,427 people have been organized into the vigil groups and we estimate participation of a total of 2,500 people in next year vigil programs,” he detailed.



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