Middle East Economic Survey


No 51-52



Ten Tankers Seized In Iranian Smuggling Crackdown

In calendar year 2008 Iranian forces have so far seized 10 tankers engaged in petroleum smuggling, a Hormuzgan province security official told Press TV on 15 December. The official said that eight of the tankers have been registered as foreign vessels with foreign crew on board. Smuggling was said to have increased during the last 18 months because of the gasoline rationing system...