Iran gets the cheapest fuel in the world due to heavy subsidies and low currency value.
As a result, the country is struggling to stop its neighbors from smuggling fuel by land and by sea to Gulf Arab countries.
According to a statement on the Revolutionary Guards’ official website, Revolutionary Guards units seized 2.5 million liters of smuggled fuel on one ship and 130,000 liters of fuel on the other.
Thus, the total quantity of smuggled fuel seized during the last one week was 650,000 liters.
A Revolutionary Guards official told state TV that seven crew members aboard the first ship had been arrested.
However, he did not elaborate, saying the detainees included Iranian nationals and foreigners.
Earlier last week, the Revolutionary Guards seized a foreign ship carrying 220,000 liters of smuggled fuel in the Gulf.