Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said Thursday they had detained a foreign oil tanker with 12 crew onboard accused of smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said Thursday they had detained a foreign oil tanker with 12 crew onboard accused of smuggling oil in the Persian Gulf.

The vessel of unknown nationality was said to be carrying a million liters of smuggled fuel south of Larak island in the Persian Gulf and was detained Sunday, the IRGC said in a statement quoted by state media on Thursday.

It is said that the vessel was carrying Panamanian flag.
The countries on the margins of Persian Gulf, US and the European states have not commented yet.


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