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Gibraltar detains ship suspected of delivering oil to Syria: Official

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The rock of the British Colony of Gibraltar (back) is seen during sunset from La Linea de la Concepcion, southern Spain. File photo/ Reuters

Gibraltar’s police and coastguard, aided by British Royal Marines, detained a supertanker on Thursday suspecting of carrying crude oil to Syria in violation of sanctions, the territory’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said.

“We have reason to believe that the ‘Grace 1’ was carrying its shipment of crude oil to the Banyas Refinery in Syria,” Picardo said in a statement.

“That refinery is the property of an entity that is subject to European Union sanctions against Syria.”

Agence France-Presse