By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 30 January 2015:
The Ministry of Interior in Beida has commissioned 50 fully-equipped police cars to as part of a . . .[restrict]programme to ensure security at border crossings, airports and seaports.
In a ceremony in Beida on Thursday, Colonel Ahmed Berka of the Ports and Immigration division within the ministry said that this was only the first stage in the government’s plan to secure the ports and crossings.
In this first stage, the vehicles will be sent to the Egypt border crossings as well as Labraq and Tobruk airports. In the next stages, additional reinforcements would be sent to the Algerian border near Ghat, Ghat Airport, Obari Airport, and to Libya’s borders with Chad and Niger, Berka said.
“The aim of the Interior Ministry is to raise the level of security at all of Libya’s ports in order to curb smuggling and illegal migration,” he stated. [/restrict]