Local judiciary chief Mojtaba Ghahramani says they were arrested in a sting operation by Hormozgan marine guards after three months of intelligence gathering.
Ghahramani says seven other smuggler leaders have also been identified and are on the judiciary’s wanted list.
He said the smugglers used a network of international organized crime to smuggle over two million liters of fuel out of the country on a daily basis.
The official added that dozens of lounges and luxury cars as well as seven residential houses belonging to the group have been confiscated.
He said the judiciary has also blocked 71 bank accounts used by the group and has seized millions of dollars of their assets.