40 forex market disruptors detained

October 16, 2018 - 19:52

TEHRAN – Forty suspects were detained on Monday as part of the Judiciary’s crackdown on disruptors of foreign currency market.

The suspects were handed to judicial authorities and huge sums of money belonging to them were confiscated, IRNA reported on Monday, citing the Judiciary.

On Sunday, Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i announced that 196 suspects had been detained in Tehran over smuggling and corruption in the foreign currency market.

He further said the special court tasked with fighting corruption in the foreign currency market had handed down sentences against 49 people.

MH/PA

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