Intelligence Ministry Smashes Illegal Trade Network in Central Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Intelligence Ministry managed to identify and detain members of a network that has been active in the illegal trade of petrochemicals in the central province of Yazd.
The intelligence forces identified and arrested three top members of the network accused of disrupting the country’s economy, according to the Intelligence Ministry’s department in Yazd.
By establishing 73 fake companies, the network purchased petrochemical raw materials at a subsidized price and sold them in the free market.
Further investigations are ongoing in this case, and serious action is on the agenda against other economic corruptors, according to the Intelligence Ministry.
Since late August, Iran’s Judiciary has been holding public trials of individuals involved in major economic corruption cases.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei earlier permitted Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani to take special measures in order to confront economic corruption and called for “swift and just” legal action against financial crimes.
The Leader described “outright and unequivocal” treatment of economic corruption as one of the Judiciary’s major duties, stressing that confronting economic corrupts must be decisive and effective.
The Leader urged the Judiciary to fully inform people about its measures to tackle economic corruption, saying the judicial system should let people realize the authenticity of its anti-corruption measures and turn the threats into opportunities.