Iran Maritime Guards Report Seizing 112,000L Smuggled Fuel in Persian Gulf Across 2 Operations

February 09: Maritime guards have seized 112,000 liters of smuggled fuel in Hormozgan province, according to the deputy of the navy commander of that province.

Colonel Abdollah Lashkrai said on Sunday that the maritime guards of Hormozgan Province, south of Iran identified and seized one vessel smuggling diesel fuel in the Persian Gulf.

The seized cargoes consisted of 60,000 liters of smuggled diesel fuel, he said, adding that 4 fuel smugglers have been arrested in these operations and sent to judiciary officials.

The maritime guards of the province have also seized 52,000 liters of smuggled diesel fuel in Minab County in another operation, said Lashkari.

As reported in early June, Iran has launched a border market to sell diesel fuel to buyers in Pakistan and Afghanistan to counter smuggling of fuel ate border areas.

Source: Mehr News

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