LNA Forces Thwart Attempt to Smuggle Vehicles to Sudan


On Sunday, the Sobol al-Salam brigade, affiliated to the Libyan National Army (LNA), seized a number of smuggled small vehicles in Al-Kufra city that were on their way to Sudan.

In a statement, the brigade’s command said that these smuggled vehicles were spotted during a patrol along the southern border and noted that the brigade continuously deploys patrols in the southern desert, especially during the current period.

The brigade’s command also confirmed that these patrols are aimed at securing the borders of Libya, maintaining the sovereignty of the state and preventing the infiltration of illegal migrants inside the country.

Since the overthrow and death of Libya’s former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, smugglers have benefitted from the country’s chaos and turned it into an important point of departure for migrants who attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe.