5 vessels carrying smuggled fuel seized in PG

TEHRAN, Jan. 31 (MNA) – Five vessels carrying the smuggled fuel have been confiscated in the Persian Gulf, the Chief Justice of Hormozgan Province said.

Mojtaba Ghahremani said that 400,000 liters of smuggled fuel have been seized from five vessels.

Some 23 smugglers have been detained in this regard, he further noted.

Subsidized fuel in Iran is seen as an opportunity for smugglers to draw huge benefits. Iran, however, re-imposed using fuel cards and rationed gasoline back in November 2019 which was aimed in part to take the smuggling under control.


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