A number of violating traders arrested

Baghdad The Federal Intelligence and Investigation Agency arrested 12 traders after they tried to exploit citizens and raise food prices.

A statement by the Agency stated that 12 violators were arrested and referred to the judiciary to receive their just punishment as a result of their exploitation of citizens.

It added that the arrest took place after what was circulated through some social media sites regarding an appeal to a citizen and under the direction of the Minister of Interior Othman Al-Ghanimi to strengthen the monitoring procedures for some of the weak-minded food merchants who have raised the prices of these materials with the advent of the holy month of Muharram and exploiting the keenness of our citizens to set up mourning councils for Imam Hussein, peace be upon him.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency