Iran losses $1.13 Billion a year to oil smuggling within its country, according to country officials. 1.8 billion liters of oil products is smuggled abroad.
In 2009, Iranian authorities seized 557.62 tons of drugs from smugglers in the country.
Drug trafficking in Iran creates $8.5 Billion in damages each year, according to the Anti-Drug police squad.
There were an estimated one million drug people addicted to drugs in Iran in 2009, with 930,000 people addicted to heroin and opium. The Iranian Police Chief also stated that each year an additional 130,000 new people become addicted to drugs in the country.
14 tons of Afghan heroin and 450 tons of Opium was consumed in Iran in 2008. The level of consumption made Iran the world’s biggest consumer of opium in 2008.
Cigarette smuggling in Iran leads to 6.5 Billion cigarettes to be smuggled into the country each year.
In 2009, there were at least 150 different organizations that was invovled in drug trafficking and human trafficking in Iran.
Between 2007 and 2009, US Border Patrol Agents apprehended 2, 285 illegal immigrants from China attempting to enter the United States from the US-Mexico border. In addition to the Chinese, those apprehend by Border Patrol included nearly a thousands people from Europe, 80 from Pakistan, 36 from Somalia, 19 from Yemen, 25 from Iraq and 26 from Iran.
Gas smuggling in Iran leads to 17 percent of the country’s total fuel production, or 40 million liters (10.6 million gallons), to be smuggled out of Iran every day.
Alcohol smuggling in Iran brings in $2.5 Million a day. (365 X 2.5 = $912.5 Million)