Iran Authorities Seize Vessel Carrying Smuggled Gasoline, IRNA

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian authorities have seized a vessel carrying 90,000 litres of smuggled gasoline within the waters round Kish Island within the Gulf, Iranian state information company IRNA reported on Thursday.

The captain and 5 different crew members have been issued with prison warrants and have been detained, IRNA added.

Iran, which has a few of the world’s most cost-effective gasoline costs resulting from heavy subsidies and the autumn of its forex, has been combating rampant gasoline smuggling by land to neighbouring states and by sea to Gulf Arab international locations.

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