The sanctions of the United States and of half the planet, including those of the very circumspect and discreet Switzerland, were closing the circle relentlessly. The last episode was the most serious. Four ships run from Greece – Bella, Bering, Luna and Pandi – but with more than a million barrels of gasoline from Iran sent to Venezuela, were detained on the high seas and the oil taken to Houston, Texas, and the funds taken by the U.S. Treasury, as revealed by the expert Russ Dallen.