Gibraltar police arrest captain, officer of detained Iranian tanker

GIBRALTAR, United Kingdom — Gibraltar police have arrested the Indian captain and chief officer of a seized Iranian tanker suspected of breaching EU sanctions by shipping oil to Syria, a spokesman for the Royal Gibraltar Police says today.

The two men, both Indian nationals, were arrested this afternoon but neither has been charged, the spokesman adds.


A British Royal Navy ship (L) patrols near supertanker Grace 1, which is suspected of carrying Iranian crude oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, after it was detained off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4, 2019. (Jorge Guerrero/AFP)

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