Libyan Police Arrest Egyptians with Forged Military IDs

Libyan Police Arrest Egyptians with Forged Military IDs
Libyan Police Arrest Egyptians with Forged Military IDs

The Benghazi Security Directorate announced that it has arrested three Egyptian nationals for holding forged Libyan military identification cards.

Members of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Benghazi Security Directorate stopped the three foreigners in the Shabna area.

The men were arrested and transferred to the police station, for the necessary legal measures to be taken against them.

The accused were referred to the Public Prosecution to complete the investigations.

Earlier this month, the Assistant Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry, in the Libyan Parliament-designated government, Faraj Qaim stressed the need to “tighten security in Benghazi and intensify security operations.”

During an expanded meeting with the Director of the Benghazi Security Directorate, and chiefs of police in the city, Qaim underscored the need to “eliminate drug dens, collect weapons, arrest wanted persons, and implement sentences.”

He also vowed to “overcome the difficulties and provide all the necessary support to the security services and all components of the Ministry of Interior.”

Qaim called for raising the level of security work, “which is witnessing a great improvement on the ground, and a decrease in the incidence of crime compared to previous periods.”

Last month, Qaim confirmed the launch of an expanded campaign to collect weapons in the areas controlled by the Libyan National Army (LNA).

He explained that this campaign was launched on the instructions of the Commander-in-Chief of the LNA, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Qaim added that the expanded campaign “will include the searching of homes, and whoever refuses to hand over what is in his possession to the nearest camp or directorate will be referred to the Anti-Terrorism Prosecution.”

Qaim said earlier that “the Interior Ministry and the security forces in the east of Libya have become stronger than ever before.” He praised the “excellent situation” that had been achieved through “great cooperation and harmony between the security and judicial agencies in the east of Libya.”

In February, the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency of the Libyan eastern city of Shahat deported 16 Egyptians who had entered Libya without documents. The Agency pointed out that the operation comes within its mission to “maintain health and national security in the country.”