The Attorney General / Public Prosecutor’s Office announced today that it has ordered the arrest of the representative of an import company who deliberately used forged customs documents for the purpose of illegally introducing a large shipment of genetically modified corn grains into Libya.
It reported that the arrest warrant came after information was received by its Office indicating that there was an attempt to illegally introduce a large shipment of yellow corn grains into the country, despite the company’s representative knowing that the supplied product did not comply with the Libyan standards and the product’s danger to the health of living organisms and the environment.
The Prosecutor’s Office refrained from naming the company and its representative. It explained that it had acted in coordination with the Anti-Smuggling and Narcotics Department and employees of the Food and Drug Control Centre to examine the 28,650 tons of illegally imported corn grains.
It said these procedures resulted in proof of forgery in customs documents and the product was classified as genetically modified grains, which contradicts the terms of the approved Libyan standard.