Fuel smuggling band dismantled in S Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (MNA) –The Commander of Maritime Guards in Hormozgan said on Tuesday that a foreign fuel smuggling gang has been dismantled and one million liters of illegal fuel have been confiscated in Jask Port, Hormozgan province.

Commander of Maritime Guards of Hormozgan Hossein Dehaki noted that maritime guards identified and dismantled a fuel smuggling gang in Jask Port, Hormozgan province.

A foreign ship has been busted along with over one million liters of illegal diesel fuel valued at 70 billion rials, he added.

According to Dehaki, 13 foreign offenders from Indonesia, Singapore, and Senegal have been arrested and handed to judiciary officials.

As reported in early June, Iran has launched a border market to sell diesel fuel to buyers in Pakistan and Afghanistan to counter the smuggling of fuel at border areas.

MNA/IRN 83689841

News Code 156053

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