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Trump’s Iran Sanctions Trigger a Booming Cash Smuggling Business

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Bloomberg, 13 September 2018

Altaf Najafizada’s insight into how some Afghans gain from the US sanctions against Iran (most Afghans lose, many of them returning from Iran because the lack of work):

For traders in Afghanistan’s main currency exchange, U.S. sanctions against Tehran have created the ultimate arbitrage play — one that involves frequent trips to neighboring Iran with smuggled cash.