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Iran Authorities Seize Vessel Allegedly Carrying Smuggled Fuel

Iran Authorities Seize Vessel Allegedly Carrying Smuggled Fuel

Monday, 30 May, 2022 - 09:45
A gas flare on an oil production platform is seen alongside an Iranian flag July 25, 2005. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/File Photo

Iranian authorities have seized a vessel carrying 106,500 liters of smuggled fuel and arrested nine crew members, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.


"On the orders of the Qeshm Prosecutor, the officers of the marine base, while identifying a vessel carrying 106,500 liters of smuggled fuel, started the process of seizing it," said the chief justice of Hormozgan province.


Iran has frequently seized boats it says are being used for smuggling oil in the Gulf.


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