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Officials and employees of the Libyan customs are in the “lens” for smuggling gold worth 1.8 billion euros

Customs officials and workers in the Libyan city of Misrata have been arrested on charges of smuggling nearly 26 tons of gold from Libya, the Attorney General's office announced. “The authorities have ordered the jailing of the director general of customs and customs officials at Misrata International Airport,” located 200 km from the capital Tripoli, according to the statement published last night. The detainees are involved in an operation aimed at transporting 25,875 kilograms of gold – worth almost 1.8 billion euros, current price – out of Libyan territory in the form of bars, in violation of existing legislation that places such activities under the jurisdiction of the Central Bank and certified companies. The prosecutor's office announced in January the opening of an investigation into this gold smuggling case from Misrata International Airport. Libya as a gold transit zone Libya, plunged into political crisis after the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, is ruled by two rival factions: one, recognized by […]
Source: News Beast

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