The General Department of Public Relations and Information of the Ministry of Intelligence announced in a statement: with the monitoring and intelligence interceptions of this ministry, while overseeing the network of illegal foreign exchange brokers, hidden and suspicious foreign exchange transactions and cryptocurrencies, with the cooperation of the Central Bank and the judicial authority, accounts Banking 454 illegal currency agents were identified and blocked across the country.
With the implementation of the plan to deal with illegal foreign exchange transactions in recent times, 92,199 bank accounts with a turnover of more than 600,000 billion rials of these elements in the country were blocked.
The Ministry of Intelligence, while announcing accurate and continuous monitoring of illegal foreign exchange activities and illegal currency code, assures the honorable people of Iran that in addition to tracking and dealing with the perpetrators of inflammation in the foreign exchange market, simultaneously with the full implementation of national democratization and equitable distribution of subsidies. It will not allow the exploitation of the space of illegal trade and smuggling of basic goods, and it will spare no effort to maintain the calm and stability of the markets related to the livelihood of the people.
Earlier this December, the director general of the Ministry of Intelligence's Deputy Minister of Economy for Combating Commodity and Currency Smuggling announced that the ministry had identified and blocked the bank accounts of more than 700 illegal currency activists across the country.
According to this official, some of the blocked accounts in the first nine months of last year amounted to 20,000 billion tomans.