Two makeshift pipelines discovered on Iranian border
HAKKARİ - Anatolia News Agency
Local security officials said contrabandist were transporting oil from Iran with a convoy of 700-800 mules, as seen in this handout picture. DHA photo
"[The security forces] have intervened in a convoy of 700-800 mules entering Turkey from Iran. Four hundred mules were intercepted. The contrabandists noticed the intervention and fled to the Iranian side of the border," local gendarmerie officials stated.
Şemdinli district in Hakkari lies in the scarp mountainous region that borders both Iran and Iraq and is a major smuggling area.