Police arrests 5 armed pirates in Kangan

News ID: 4003452 -
TEHRAN, Jun. 13 (MNA) – Bushehr Province police chief said five armed pirates, who robbed vessels at the sea, have been arrested.

Commander Heidar Abbaszadeh, Police Chief of Bushehr Province, said in the wake of several armed robberies in commercial and safari vessels in waters of Kish Island, police took action and identified hideout of the pirates in Bandar Kangan of Bushehr.

“Within 48 hours, various operational units in Kangan performed coherent and coordinated missions to identify and apprehend five gang leaders in the south Iranian city,” he continued.

Abbaszadeh went on to assert that five accomplices of criminals and dealers of stolen items were also taken into custody.

“Large amounts of stolen property, an AK-47 assault rifle with 20 bullets have also been discovered,” noted the commander.

He said the suspects have been delivered to Kangan police force for further investigation.

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