Diesel smugglers caught in the Gulf of Thailand

RTN patrol boat 91 intercepted the modified fishing boat which was transporting smuggled untaxed diesel fuel.

The Royal Thai Navy seized two modified fishing boats illegally smuggling untaxed diesel fuel.

Patrol boat 991 spotted the two tankers off Koh Khram in Sattahip Bay Oct. 22. Both vessels were undocumented and had hulls modified to store petroleum.

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The navy directed the boats to sail to the Sattahip Naval Base where seven crewmembers were taken into custody by Sattahip police.

The navy said the crew confessed to smuggling untaxed diesel fuel.

RTN personnel inspect the modified hold of the fishing boat suspected of transporting contraband.


Navy personnel inspect the cargo determining it to be smuggled diesel fuel.