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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.

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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)

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