The night of the smugglers

A shortage of fuel hit Iraqi Kurdistan in the summer, after that ISIS gained control of major refineries in the country. The shortage facilitated the smuggling of fuel across the borders with Iran. Iranian smugglers cross the border bringing up to 200 liters of fuel per person. The smugglers receive only about 3000 (2.5 USD) Iraqi dinars per jerry can. The fuel is then sold on the side of the streets of Kurdish towns in Iraq where, since the beginning of the war, there has been a shortage of fuel. They often bring back to Iran electronic goods and alcohol.