Al-Nour News / Baghdad
The General Authority of Customs announced on Thursday that the company invested in the free market "exploited" the law in the smuggling of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes.
The company said in a statement received by "Al-Nour News" a copy, "The company invested in the free market in the area of Al-Mundhiriya committed errors resulting in cases of smuggling, exploiting the legal passport in the suspension of customs duties by manipulating the quantities of imported materials for the account of alcoholic beverages (whiskey) "He said.
"The company claimed that it was selling it to Iranian travelers and markets, although the Islamic Republic of Iran bans and prohibits the circulation of alcoholic beverages," it added.
The Commission affirmed that it "exercises its powers to scrutinize and prevent smuggling cases, in accordance with Article 130 of the Customs Law No. 23 of 1984 in force for the customs department to carry out inspection work in the free zones and duty free shops to investigate the prohibited goods. It may also check documents and detect the goods on suspicion of smuggling. "
The company added that "the investor company took advantage of the law and bear the legal consequences in the free market for irregularities and the illegal diversion of goods, according to article 136 of the law of customs."
"The investment company follows the twisted methods of pressure on the customs administration at times through social media and local newspapers, and sometimes seek some of the characters applied to press the body to pass this file full of financial corruption."
"It applied the law and opened the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption to stand against the corrupt and expose their files, which caused the waste of public money," it said.
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