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Oil smugglers challenging themselves : Three-kilometer pipeline between Turkey and Iran !

Quite full equipped facility oil smugglers found at Turkish Iranian border, photo taken from Hurriyet Daily News
Quite full equipped facility oil smugglers found at Turkish Iranian border, photo taken from Hurriyet Daily News

Smugglers in the ever-lucrative oil-bussiness have built themselves a 3-kilometer impromptu pipeline over the Turkish-Iranian border in the eastern Turkish province of Hakkari to transfer crude petrolium and oil to Turkey.

Hakkari, Eastern Turkey / NationalTurk – The oil-smugglers’ makeshift facility includes even a small refinery and five storage tanks, each with 5,000 liters of capacity,  in the vicinity of the center Şemdinli district, Turkish officials informed.

Quite full equipped facility oil smugglers

The Turkish gendarmerie also discovered a two-room barracks near the facility, while the Hakkari Governor’s Office also reported the finding of a power generator. Police and gendarmerie teams disassembled the pipeline while seizing materials and gas before launching a probe into the illegal trade.

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