8,000 liters of smuggled fuel seized in NW Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 03 (MNA) – Some 8,000 liters of smuggled fuel have been seized in Maku, said the police chief of Maku city in West Azerbaijan, northwest province of Iran.

Police Chief of Maku Colonel Hossein Shahriar said on Monday that police forces confiscated some 8,000 liters of smuggled diesel fuel form an unauthorized warehouse after receiving civilian reports.

One smuggler has been arrested in this regard, he added.

More than 150,000 liters of smuggled diesel are seized in this region annually, according to reports.

Maku is situated 22 kilometers from the Turkish border in a mountain gorge at an altitude of 1634 meters.

MNA/IRN 83658663

News Code 155238

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