Iran’s Police Chief stresses upgrading equipment to combat smuggling

Tasnim – Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari highlighted the importance of his forces’ efforts to combat smuggling and said the first priority in this area is to supply and upgrade the police equipment at points of entry and exit.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has recently described the fight against smuggling as the main mission of the Law Enforcement forces, Brigadier General Ashtari said, addressing a gathering of police commanders in Tehran on Saturday.

Hence, he added, “we will try our hardest to accomplish the mission.”

Stressing that the Law Enforcement forces are determined to combat contraband, he referred to supplying the needed equipment as the top priority.

Earlier this month, Iran unveiled an advanced domestically made inspection system designed to help border control forces find contraband in vehicles crossing the country’s borders.

The state-of-the-art inspection system manufactured by Iran Electronics Industries and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force was put on display in a ceremony held in the central city of Isfahan on April 10.

The system will help in customs inspections at ports of entry and in sensitive locations.

By inspecting vehicles crossing the borders and scanning cargo containers, the system can help prevent smuggling.