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Two cars seized in Erbil while trying to smuggle people into city: police

2020-03-26

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SULAIMANI — The Erbil Traffic Police said on Thursday (March 26) that they intercepted two cars on the Erbil-Gwer Road during an attempt to smuggle a number of people into the city in violation of public health restrictions designed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The passengers were sent to be tested and the drivers were arrested and will be prosecuted, the police said, adding that the drivers lied about their employment with a company as a part of the deception.

The police said that it was an attempt to avoid quarantine procedures and called on everyone to follow the guidelines laid out by the government. The entire Region is currently under a curfew and intercity travel is prohibited.

(NRT Digital Media)