Iraqi border authority seizes dangerous chemicals in Basra

Update Iraqi border authority seizes dangerous chemicals in Basra
Two men walk along the pier at the port of Umm Qasr, south of Iraq’s southern city of Basra on March 14, 2021. (File/AFP)
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Updated 25 June 2021

Iraqi border authority seizes dangerous chemicals in Basra

Iraqi border authority seizes dangerous chemicals in Basra
  • The first container had flammable chemicals
  • The authority has referred the reports to the judicial authority

DUBAI: Iraq’s Border Ports Authority seized a hoard of dangerous chemicals in Umm Qasr port in Basra on Friday, state news agency INA reported.
The authority said the chemicals were flammable.
“With the help and cooperation of the National Intelligence Service, we have seized two containers, the first one contains dangerous flammable chemicals which have been left for a long time at the port,” INA quoted the statement.
The second container has prohibited second-hand motorcycles which were being prepared for smuggling, the report added.
“Two reports have been organized with what was seized and were referred to the judicial authorities to take necessary legal measures,” INA quoted the statement.