Investigators suspect members of the Badr Organization paramilitary group conducted a small but steady smuggling operation at a makeshift military base south of Kirkuk.
Published Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
- Kirkuk judge is investigating
- Badr officer implicated
- Badr Organization denies directing the operation, vows internal investigation
SULAIMANIYA - Iraqi authorities are seeking the arrest of a Badr Organization paramilitary commander for allegedly overseeing a prolonged oil smuggling operation south of Kirkuk.
"The investigative judge of Kirkuk has issued a warrant for the person in charge of the Badr Organization in Taza sub-district, for his involvement in oil smuggling and the damage he has caused to the national economy," a security official in Kirkuk said.