naval forces have arrested the Togo-flagged bunkering tanker Lamar on suspicion
of oil smuggling, Reuters cited a naval forces spokesman.
to the spokesman, Ayoub Qassem, the tanker was seized near the border with
Tunisia in the territorial waters without permissions from the state of Libya.
which is owned by a Greek shipping company, as well as its eight Greek crew
members were arrested and referred to the general prosecutor.
was 8 miles off the coast of Abu Kamash at the time of the arrest.
usually use the North African country’s western coast as a departure point
to smuggle gasoline neighbouring countries, such as Tunisia and Malta.
Reuters informed that
Western Libya is also the departure point for human traffickers smuggling
mainly sub-Saharan Africans by boat to Italy.