Tracking an Iran-DPRK gold smuggling scheme with public records

Several Iranian and North Korean nationals are suspected of smuggling gold and cash to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) via the United Arab Emirates, according to a recent UN report. Our additional research on the scheme revealed unnamed exchange houses tied to the Iranian nationals as well as their Dubai residence, based on Iranian and Emirati public records.

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Turkish and Greek shipping companies smuggling oil with sanctionated terror financiers and IRGC

On Jun. 10, 2021 the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated a group of individuals and companies as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT). The designation is due to the group’s role in smuggling petrochemicals for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF) and using the proceeds to finance Houthi rebels in Yemen.

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Carraro Group working with sanctioned Iran Tractor Company

According to Carraro Group official website they are working with Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company. Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company is owned by Mehr Eqtesad Iranian Investment Company and its Negin Sahel Royal Company, generating millions of dollars in profit for the investment firms that represent the economic agenda of the Basij and its Bonyad Taavon Basij

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