The Iranian authorities have announced the seizure of about 330,000 liters of fuel located on a ship intercepted in the Persian Gulf, an operation that has resulted in the arrest of twelve people, without giving details about their nationalities.
The head of the judicial apparatus of the province of Hormozgan, Mojtaba Gharmani, has indicated that the operation has been carried out by a Revolutionary Guard boat and has indicated that the detainees are exposed to fines and even prison terms.
Thus, it has stated that the seized fuel “will be used for the benefit of the Government” and has announced that it will be delivered to the Petroleum Products Distribution Company, as reported by the Iranian news agency Mehr.
Gharmani stressed that the provincial authorities “maintain the strategy of resolutely dealing with fuel trafficking, in line with the protection of the interests and capital of the Iranian nation.” “We will not stop for a moment”, she has settled her.
Tensions in the region have increased in recent months due to the seizure of several ships by Iran in the Persian Gulf alleging violations of maritime navigation regulations, as well as several attacks against ships transiting the area.