News ID: 102750
Publish Date : 18 May 2022 - 22:07
TEHRAN -- Iranian naval forces seized a foreign ship attempting to smuggle fuel out of the country and detained its crew, official news agency IRNA said on Wednesday.
The ship, carrying more than 550,000 liters of smuggled fuel, was seized in Persian Gulf waters and escorted to harbor in the southern province of Hormozgan, where it was handed to judicial authorities for investigation, the agency added.
“We were able to identify and detain a ship carrying smuggled fuel intended to transport large-scale smuggled fuel shipments east of Maru Island,” chief of provincial border guards Hussein Dehaki said.
Several ships in recent months have been detained for smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf by Iranian authorities.
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