Naval forces of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps say they have intercepted a foreign ship carrying smuggled fuel in the Persian Gulf. The arrest of the unnamed vessel was announced by the chief justice of Iran’s southern Hormozgan province, Mojtaba Ghahremani, on Saturday.
“Naval forces have seized a foreign vessel carrying smuggled fuel in Persian Gulf waters,” Ghahremani said, according to local media.
“Over 220,000 liters of smuggled fuel were seized, and 11 foreign crew members were detained for investigation.”
The official did not provide any further details on the vessel, its origins or the nationality of the detained sailors.