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Malta intercepts Cocaine bound for Libya

The largest drug haul ever made in Malta's history has taken place at the Freeport thanks to the Malta Customs Department. 612 kg of cocaine were discovered concealed within pallets that were carrying cooking oil. The cargo left Ecuador and transited through Colombia before being intercepted by Customs in Malta en-route to Libya. Discrepancies in […]

Video: Drug Trafficking and Use in Libya

The trafficking and consumption of illicit drugs both within and through Libya are often overlooked as factors in the country's fragile situation. But the dynamics of illicit drug trading and use in Libya are just one manifestation of the rising drug challenge faced by North African states. Production, trafficking, and consumption are increasing and transforming […]

15 million Tramadol Pills Seized

By John Lee. Sri Lanka's Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) has reported intercepted a cargo of high-dose Tramadol pills destined for Libya. The drugs were found in container at Colombo Harbour, en route to Libya from India. The haul consisted of 585 boxes of 225g Tramadol pills, totalling over 15 million tablets. (Source: Adaderana)

Huge Seizure of Drugs at Misrata Port

By John Lee. Customs authorities at the port Misrata have reportedly seized 11 million narcotic pills on Sunday. A local customs official told Xinhua that the Tramadol tablets were seized in two containers, one containing electric appliances and the other containing juice boxes, coming from Asia and Europe. (Source: Xinhua)

Contraband Drugs, Oil and Cigarettes Seized

By John Lee. BBC News reports that police at the Italian port of Gioia Tauro (pictured) have seized a huge shipment of the drug Tramadol -- which can suppress fatigue -- thought to be destined for so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya. The haul had an estimated value of 50 million euros. Italian police have also […]