IRGC seizes smuggling fuel tanker in Abu Musa

Jan 09 2020

On December 30, 2019 The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) navy forces confiscated an oil tanker carrying smuggled fuel in Abu Musa waters, southern Iran.

Commander of the 5th region of the IRGC navy forces Brigadier general Ali Azmaei said that some 16 crew who were all Malaysian nationals were arrested.


He added that some 1,312,000 liters of fuel had been confiscated.


He noted that it was the sixth smuggling ship which has been seized by IRGC.


Abu Musa is a 12.8-square-kilometer island in the eastern Persian Gulf near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz.



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