No information on Malaysians’ involvement in fuel smuggling in Iran, says foreign minister

Published on 1 Jan 2020 2:24:44 AM

After the launch of Visit Malaysia Year 2020 at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday midnight, Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said his ministry had so far found out that there was no involvement of Malaysians in fuel smuggling activities in Iran.

Foreign media reported that the Iran’s Revolutionary Guards had seized a ship suspected of fuel smuggling and arrested 16 Malaysian crew members.

Based on the report, they confiscated 1.3 million litres of fuel that was "smuggled” from an unnamed vessel 15 nautical miles from Abu Musa Island.