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Tunisia foils attempt to smuggle out 18.4kg of gold to Libya

A customs guard patrol in Ben Guerdane foiled on Wednesday night, an attempt to smuggle 10 gold ingots (18.4 kg) worth 1.8 million dinars to Libya, reported the Tunisian news agency TAP.

The ingots were discovered in the locality of Oued Fessi 10 km from Ben Guerdane, in a vehicle bearing a Tunisian registration plate and driven by a citizen from southern Tunisia, according to a Customs General Directorate press release.

The smuggler was preparing to deliver the ingots to a Libyan national in the city of Ben Guerdane, who was to convey them later to Libya.

The suspect was placed in custody, TAP said.

The North Africa Post

 

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