1 million liters of smuggled diesel seized

March 16, 2019

TEHRAN – IRGC Navy forces have seized over one million liters of diesel in the coasts of the southern port city of Bandar Abbas before being smuggled abroad.

The IRGC forces managed to confiscate two bunker ships and five towboats, following a week of intelligence operations. They also arrested 56 individuals.

According to an IRGC Navy official, the towboats were used for transferring diesel to the bunker ships and then the fuel was distributed to different ships and ports, Mehr reported.

The official added that the IRGC is investigating the case to find out the destination of the smuggled fuel.

MH/PA

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