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IRGC seizes tanker in Persian Gulf for smuggling fuel

The naval forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have seized a foreign tanker in the Persian Gulf region for smuggling of 11 million liters of fuel.

Mizan News Agency, affiliated with Iran’s Judiciary, cited the justice administration of the southern Hormozgan Province as saying that the confiscated consignment is worth nearly $8mn.

The report said the crew of the ship is now in detention pending investigations and legal procedure.

The IRGC has seized several tankers over the past years for smuggling fuel from Iran.

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