An oil tanker which the Libyan navy said was seized while attempting to smuggle oil, is seen off the coast of Tripoli, Libya March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny
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Libya's naval forces seized a Togo-flagged fuel tanker and arrested its Greek crew on suspicion they planned to smuggle oil out of the North African country, a spokesman for the forces said Thursday.Libya's western coast is a departure point for the smuggling of heavily subsidized gasoline to neighbors such as Tunisia and Malta, where retail prices are much higher.Western Libya is also the departure point for human traffickers smuggling mainly sub-Saharan Africans by boat to Italy.
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