Updated | Third Maltese national arrested in Libya – reports

Maltese national arrested in connection with fuel smuggling

Yet another Maltese national has been arrested by the Libyan authorities in connection with the smuggling of fuel, Times of Malta reports.

The Libyan coastguard near Zuwara intercepted the tanker Santa Cruz early yesterday morning at 4am.

It is being alleged that over 1,000 litres of smuggled fuel were found on board. The crew of the tanker is composed of a Maltese national and four Egyptians, among others. Sources told Times of Malta that they have been detained and taken to Misurata together with the tanker.

Transport Malta confirmed that that Santa Cruz is not a Maltese tanke and it is not registered with the Maltese Ship registry.

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