Libyan Police Seize 100 Thousand Narcotic Tablets Near Tunisian-Algerian Borders


Libyan police have seized over 100 thousand narcotics tablets and arrested the suspect in the region of Nalut, near the borders with Tunisia and Algeria, the Interior Ministry of the outgoing Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement.

The statement added that the police found the drugs in the suspect’s vehicle. Legal measures were taken and the case was referred to the Public Prosecution Office to complete the necessary procedures.

Drug trade in Libya has proliferated since the 2011 civil war. On 5 March, a record shipment of cannabis worth around $37 million US dollars en route to Libya was seized.