The customs of the Misurata sea port announced the seizing of about 3.8 million narcotic pills on board a container coming from Malta, on Saturday.
In a statement, the port customs centre confirmed the seizing of a 40-foot container, suspected to be narcotic pills. A customs declaration was submitted and declared as “hospital beds” originating from Malta.
A committee was assigned to inspect the container and it found that there were cartons at the end, and upon opening them, it was found that there were undeclared medicinal packages in the customs declaration, and they were suspected to be narcotic pills.
According to the statement, the contents of the container were returned, closed and impounded, and a report was referred to the head of the Misurata port customs center. A report of the incident was opened and the Public Prosecution was informed.
A committee was formed to inventory and count the quantity, which began its work in the presence of the Public Prosecution, the Head of the center, Colonel Khaled Al-Dalaa, a member of the investigation department at the centre, the Head of the Anti-Smuggling and Narcotics Department.
The statement pointed out that the contents of the entire container were unloaded and the seized quantity of drug pills suspected of being narcotic was counted. 3,820,800 pills of medicinal pills bearing the name “TAMOL-K 225” of Indian origin were found. It is known to be dangerous due to its chemical effects on the brain, causing damage to brain cells, including strokes, brain infections, extreme fatigue, weakness of the body’s muscles, agitation and nervousness, auditory and visual hallucinations, lack of awareness and other damages.
Earlier in October, the Anti-Narcotics General Administration (ANGA) arrested an Imam of a mosque in the Tajoura region, eastern Tripoli, on charges of illicit trafficking of narcotic pills.
In a statement, the administration said that it had received reports that a resident of the Salah Al-Din district in southern Tripoli sold narcotic pills inside a mosque in Tajoura.
“During the investigation, it was revealed that the mosque imam was found to be selling pills to the local youth,” it added. As well as confirming that it had taken all legal measures against the man, and referred him to the Drug Control Prosecution