Iran Guards Seize Ship Smuggling Fuel In Gulf, State Media Say

April 24, 2022

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Agence France-Presse/Voice of America

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) naval vessels seized a ship smuggling fuel in the Persian Gulf, the third reported seizure in April. The IRGC Navy said that the ship carried over 50,000 gallons of fuel. Eight foreign crew members were reportedly detained, but their nationalities were not identified. The IRGC's previous seizures occurred on April 9th and April 15th.