The Ajdabiya Security Directorate announced the seizure of an ambulance loaded with 63 kilograms of cannabis, hidden in the lower part of the vehicle.
According to the confession of the driver, the ambulance was en route to the city of Sebha in southern Libya, from Tobruk in east.
The operation was thwarted in collaboration with the security and military authorities stationed at the Tobruk checkpoint.
Last week, Libyan police announced the arrest of an individual involved in a drug trafficking gang, operating in both western and eastern Libya, as reported by the Ministry of Interior.
The ministry stated on Sunday that the suspect was caught with approximately 123.5 kilograms of cannabis. Details regarding the time and location of the arrest were not provided. It released images showcasing the seized quantity of cannabis.
It further explained that the individual was caught storing the drugs, intending to transport them to another location.
Legal measures have been taken in response to the incident, and the case has been referred to the Anti-Drug Crimes Prosecution.
Last month, Libya’s Anti-Drug and Psychotropic Substance Agency announced the successful prevention of a significant attempt to smuggle cannabis, across the border from Tunisia.
The operation took place in Nalut, west of the country, with the cooperation of the Stability Support Apparatus (SSA)
The agency revealed that approximately 800 pieces of cannabis were seized, near the Tunisian border. The operation, authorized by the Attorney General’s Office followed intelligence received by the agency.
In June, Tunisian customs authorities at the Ras Jedir border crossing successfully managed to thwart an attempt to smuggle foreign currency, valued at 2.4 million Tunisian dinars.
In a statement, the General Administration of Customs said that “this comes as part of efforts to stop the smuggling of money on the southeastern border with Libya.”
It added that a customs guard patrol was able to thwart the attempt to smuggle €525,000 Euros and $213,000 US Dollars. These were hidden in a car with a foreign license plate, in the Chichma region in Medenine. The total value of the seized money was estimated at 2.4 million dinars.
A spokesman for the General Administration of Customs, Brigadier Haitham Znad, confirmed that the seized money was secured by the Central Bank of Tunisia. He added that a report of seizure has been ratified, and the public prosecutor has been informed to initiate the necessary legal proceedings.