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Iran seizes tugboat, crew in Strait of Hormuz

Coast guard officials from Iran seized a boat on Saturday and arrested 12 Filipinos, who they claimed were part of a “fuel-smuggling ring” in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran’s semi-official news agency ISNA said: “A foreign tugboat was confiscated as well as 283,900 liters (75,000 gallons) of petrol worth 233.71 billion rials (about $2 million).” ISNA […]

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