Iran’s IRGC seizes vessel carrying smuggled fuel in Gulf: State media

A foreign vessel carrying 1.45 million liters of smuggled fuel has been seized by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported on Sunday.

The vessel’s crew of 10 people have been detained, Tasnim cited Mehdi Mehrangiz, the chief justice of the southwestern province of Bushehr, as saying. He did not provide any details about the nationality of the crew members.

Judicial authorities are currently reviewing the case to determine the appropriate punishment for the crew members, said Mehrangiz.

The vessel was en route to one of the Gulf countries, he said.

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