By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 4 September 2015:
Retired Maltese fisherman Carmelo Grech, arrested last month at Labraq airport after allegedly being found with . . .[restrict]over €300,000 in cash, has been freed. He flew back to Malta yesterday. He had been held for over a fortnight after the authorities decided to bring no charges against him.
He was detained on 13 August along with a Jordanian and two Algerians when he landed and was taken and held in Marj. Initially, it was reported that he had been arrested in a visa mix-up but it was then said that weapons smuggling charges would be brought against him.
According to Maltese reports, Grech had ferried medical supplies to Misrata during the revolution and had close links with the city.
The status of the three men arrested with him is unknown.
Meanwhile there is no news of another Maltese citizen arrested for allegedly smuggling fuel. The man, originally Syrian, was arrested in Tripoli with another Syrian, an Algerian and two Egyptians, when their vessel, Togo-registered Sovereign M, was seized. [/restrict]