Libyan cash cargo seized by UK officials
Published 05/03/2011 | 05:00
A CARGO ship carrying £100m (€116m) worth of Libyan currency destined for Colonel Gaddafi's regime was seized by British officials yesterday.
The Sloman Provide, which had abandoned its journey to Tripoli because of violence there, was accompanied into the Essex port of Harwich by a UK Border Agency vessel. The containers were taken to a secure location.
It is understood that the shipment had already left the UK, where the money had been printed by a contractor, before a control order banning the export of any Libyan currency came into force on Sunday. (© Independent News Service)