The Attorney General met with the chairman of the National Oil Corporation and the commanders of the West Coast military zone and the 52nd Infantry Brigade last Monday at his Tripoli office.
The meeting discussed the illegal gains resulting from the smuggling of fuel in the western region and the impact of the irregularities in the work of the Zawia refinery on the growth of these illegal activities. The meeting then dealt with the measures taken by the investigating authority to confront fuel smuggling.
Plan to pursue smugglers – refinery to be guarded by national state forces not local militias
The meeting concluded, the Attorney General’s Office reports, with implementing the plan to pursue the perpetrators of crimes affecting the country’s economy. The two military units also undertook the task of guarding the Zawiya refinery (taking this task away from the current local militias). They also agreed on procedure for locking up those involved in fuel smuggling activity.
This would fulfil the duty of enabling the citizen to access the refinery’s products through approved distribution tools.