Afghanistan has imposed a cap on U.S. dollar flows across the border with Iran amid a collapse in Iranian rial. The provincial authorities in Herat, close to the Islam Qala border with Iran, imposed a limit of $1,000 the amount travelers can take out of Afghanistan.
“We have tightened security in the border in the wake of rial falls and many complaints that Iranian currency is flowing in and dollars moving out,” said Brig. Gen. Sher Ahmad Maladani, commander of Afghan Border Police in Herat. Gen. Maladani said border police had already seized a suitcase containing $180,000 from an individual crossing into Iran. (Reuters, 4 October)