By Noora Ibrahim.
Benghazi, 22 April 2014:
The seizure of illegal weapons, drugs, alcohol and ammunition destined to be sold on the streets . . .[restrict]of Benghazi continued yesterday as security forces raided a warehouse in the city’s Al-Keesh district.
A joint army and police force, acting under the direction of Benghazi Joint Security Room (BJSR), launched an evening raid on an abandoned museum off Al-Keesh Square, BJSR spokesman Ibrahim Al-Sharaa told the Libya Herald. The building is well-known to locals as a storehouse which feeds the city’s black market in weapons, ammunition and controlled substances.
Sharaa said that a number of individuals had been arrested during the operation. Security officials would be returning to the square on weekly basis to make sure the storage of illegal goods did not resume, he added.
The raid was the second conducted over the last two days in efforts to quash Benghazi’s illegal trading. On Sunday army and police forces mounted an operation on the city’s infamous Souq Jinihin where weapons, drugs, alcohol and ammunition had been traded with impunity. [/restrict]