2017 Oct 22 Sun, 02:56:07 pm

Yemen detains Iranian vessel suspected of smuggling in its territorial waters

ADEN, 22nd October, 2017 (WAM) -- An Iranian ship suspected of smuggling, with 19 sailors onboard, was seized on Saturday by fishermen off the coast of Yemen's Socotra Island, according to Yemeni Prime Minister, Ahmed Obeid bin Daghr. A report presented to the Yemeni Cabinet at its regular meeting on Saturday by the Ministry's Under-Secretary, Ahmad Ali Masood, said that an investigation is currently underway to gather more details of the ship's cargo and source of supply, the Yemeni News Agency reported.