‘Dirty money,’ including money obtained from drug trafficking ‘has entered the political life in Iran and used in elections and decision making,’ the Iranian regime’s Minister of Interior has admitted.
Abdolreza Ahmadi-fazli was quoted by official news agency IRNA as saying: “A large part of the moral corruption in this country comes from the introduction of dirty money into politics.”Speaking during a seminar of police officials on Monday he said: “Part of this money is now in politics.”
According to Rahmani Fazli money both from drug trafficking and from contraband amounted to the equivalent of nearly $20 billion (17.5 billion euros) every year.
Iran was in 136th place out of 175 last year in an index of nations seen as corrupt by Transparency International, a non-governmental organization.
Recently it was disclosed that 170 members of mullahs’ parliament had received bribes.
This bribery was revealed during the trial of the first deputy of regime’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
In the power struggle between the ruling cliques, Ahmadinejad’s deputy Mohammadreza Rahimi has been prosecuted and sentenced to five years in prison.
In an open letter, Rahimi revealed that he has bribed 170 parliamentarians for a total of 1200 billion tomans which was equivalent to $4.5 billion at the time.
The clerical regime affiliated gangs are the main distributor of drugs in the country as its agents intentionally propagate the use of drugs among the youth and teenagers, particularly high school and university students, in order to divert their attention from getting involved in anti-government activities.
The members of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have seized control of drug trafficking throughout the country, using the multi-billion-dollar trade to establish links with a global crime network and further its goal of undermining the West.
The mullahs' regime has also counts on the illegal drug trade as an important source of badly-needed hard currency, some of which is spent on the regime's export of terrorism and fundamentalism abroad.
The bulk of the narcotics is sent abroad through international drug trafficking rings.
A member of the Iranian regime's Quds Force, an elite unit of the Revolutionary Guard, that had plotted to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US in 2011, had tried to hire a Mexican drug cartel to blow up a Washington restaurant