‘IRGC tasked with fighting goods smuggling’

March 11, 2019

TEHRAN – A member of the Majlis Agriculture Committee says the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has been tasked with fighting smuggling of goods in the light of shortcomings in dealing with the issue, ISNA reported on Monday.

“One of the reasons behind increase in meat prices is the smuggling of livestock,” Ali-Mohammad Shaeri said, adding, “In such circumstances and because of the weak management in controlling smuggling, the management of combating smuggling has been handed to the Guards.”

Shaeri also expressed the hope that the IRGC would be able to immediately resolve the issue, ahead of the new Iranian year, which starts on March 21.

MH/PA

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