By Mohamed Husain.
Tobruk, 3 April 2015
A new electronic passport system for the Libyan-Egyptian border crossing at Musaid is being developed in order . . .[restrict]to improve security, the Interior Ministry has announced.
The crossing, some 150 kilometres east of Tobruk, has ongoing problems with smuggling and other crime.
“We are working on installing an integrated electronic system in order to reopen the Musaid Passport Control,” Undersecretary for Interior Ministry Affairs Colonel Ahmed Baraka told the Libya Herald.
Within three months, he said, the crossing would have state-of-the-art systems installed to monitor and control everyone and anything passing through.
The Musaid crossing, like those on the other side of the country, on the Tunisian border at Ras Jedir and Wazin, has been regularly closed for a variety of reasons – from attacks to protests, and threats by smugglers. [/restrict]