Iran detains ship carrying smuggled fuel near Strait of Hormuz

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The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) navy forces have confiscated an oil tanker carrying smuggled fuel in Abu Musa waters, southern Iran, state-run Islamic Republic News Agency reported on Monday.

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

He added that some 1,312,000 liters of fuel has 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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