196 detained over disrupting forex market

October 14, 2018 - 23:59

TEHRAN – Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i said on Sunday that 196 suspects have been detained in Tehran in the past few days over smuggling and corruption in foreign currency market.

Speaking to reporters, Mohseni-Eje’i further said the special court tasked with fighting corruption in foreign currency market has handed down sentences against 49 people, and the cases for 100 suspects are currently under investigation, Mehr reported.

The Judicial official added that 17 people have been arrested in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province due to corruption in the forex banking system and receiving $100 million of illegal money.


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