IRGC seizes shipment of smuggled fuel in Strait of Hormuz

April 10, 2019 - 21:49

TEHRAN – Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy chief Alireza Tangsiri announced on Wednesday that the IRGC has seized 12.5 million liters of smuggled fuel in the Strait of Hormuz.

The IRGC forces managed to seize a 10,000-ton shipment of smuggled fuel in the southern Strait of Hormuz, located between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, in an intelligence operation, Tangsiri said, Mehr reported.

Some 21 individuals of different nationalities have also been arrested, he added.

In February, three major fuel-smuggling cartels that were involved in smuggling 17 million liters of fuel were dismantled in the southern Fars province.


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