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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2015-04-01

Strait of Hormuz: a smuggler's paradise

In the past months, Iran has been negotiating its way back into the international community, hoping to secure a potential easing of the West's economic embargo. Meanwhile smugglers are making the most of a flourishing trade. In the Straits of Hormuz, so called "shooties" boat-in contraband goods from Oman, products that are forbidden in Iran, such as electronics, medicine or American beverages. This illegal trade takes place in broad daylight under the indifferent gaze of the Omani authorities.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elise Duffau

By Sylvain LEPETIT

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Alex Vatanka

Adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute

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2018-04-20 Asia-pacific

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2018-04-19 Middle East

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