Armed individuals have robbed transit trucks bringing goods to Afghanistan from Iran, the drivers complained.
They said that the armed people pose a high security threat to drivers and other people importing products from Iran.
“There is no security… They steal everything, such as the truck’s lights. They open the truck’s cabinet. We can’t run from them,” said Arash, a driver.
“They come with weapons and hit the truck’s door and then steal everything,” said Asghar, a driver.
Officials in Herat said they have shared the problem with Iranian officials.
‘We have submitted all the problems--like the robbery of drivers--to the Iranian officials. The (Iran) side pledged to tackle the problems,” said Mahajar Farahi, head of the Herat custom.
The Iranian officials pledged to pursue the issue.
“We consider ourselves committed to legally investigate the complains over the mistreatment of your (Afghan) nationals and drivers--that have a tremendous role in economic development between the two countries,” said Mohmmad Sadiq, Iran's consular official in Herat.
Hundreds of trucks commute between Afghanistan and Iran each day exporting and importing products on a daily basis. The driver hoped the existing problems will be solved soon.