The National in the UAE on 23rd December reported that Turkey is to open a joint probe into a shipment with Libya on arms smuggled from the country which were seized at a port near Tripoli.  The cargo contained 3,000 Turkish-made pistols, as well as some other pistols, hunting rifles and ammunition and a cargo of 2.5 million Turkish-made bullets were seized at the western port of Khoms, Benghazi’s Benina airport customs services said.  The UN mission in Libya has condemned the shipment of arms to Libya as “extremely disconcerting”.  Libya has been under a UN arms embargo since 2011.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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