Iran seizes oil tanker, detains 11 people aboard

TEHRAN

Iranian authorities have detained 11 people aboard an oil tanker seized off the shores of the country’s southern Hormozgan province for alleged fuel smuggling, local media reported.

According to the reports, the country’s Revolutionary Guards seized a ship carrying 250,000 liters of smuggled diesel fuel on Sunday.

The vessel was seized in the waters of the Arabian Gulf while reportedly heading to the UAE. The detained people have been referred to the Iranian judiciary.

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat.
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