ITALY ARRESTS SHIP’S CAPTAIN OVER ALLEGED LIBYA ARMS TRAFFICKING

On 21 February, Reuters reported that Italian authorities have arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged cargo ship, the Bana, which was seized on 3 February in the port of Genoa on suspicion of trafficking arms to Libya, including tanks and artillery,  It is said that a ship’s officer told Italian authorities that weapons had been loaded onto the ship at the Turkish port of Mersin then transported to the Libyan capital Tripoli.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-libya-smuggling-idUSKBN20F2OI

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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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