Iran: IRGC Seizes Tanker Smuggling Fuel In Persian Gulf


The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy captured a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was carrying 11 million liters of smuggled fuel. 

Head of the Justice Ministry’s office in Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan said the IRGC naval forces have captured the foreign tanker after weeks of precise technical and intelligence activities.

The value of the seized cargo is estimated to be 2,200 billion rials, Mojtaba Qahremani said, adding that the foreign oil tanker’s captain and crew are being held in custody.

He also noted that the vessels that have carried loads of fuel to the oil tanker are going to be prosecuted.

Tasnim News Agency

Tasnim News Agency, which claims to be a private news agency in Iran but is reported be close to the IRGC, was launched in 2012. Its purpose is to cover a variety of political, social, economic and international subjects along with other fields.

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