Iran seizes 4 trawl fishing boats in southern waters

Iranian soldiers patrol the Strait of Hormuz in southern Iran, on April 30, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

TEHRAN, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The Iranian authorities seized four trawl fishing boats in the country's southern waters on Wednesday, Tasnim news agency reported.

Eight foreign nationals were arrested in the operation, according to border police of Hormozgan Province.

The boats and the detainees were handed over to the judicial authorities for violating fishing regulation, Tasnim said.

Over the past years, Iran has seized a number of foreign boats for deep-sea trawl net fishing in its southern waters.