The Criminal Investigation Agency has thwarted a fuel smuggling operation through the Ras Ajdir border crossing, which it described as a “huge”, behind which was an organized smuggling network, confirming the seizure of 23 trucks loaded with 80,000 liters of fuel.

The agency explained that the operation carried out by members of the Ras Ajdir border crossing office of the Criminal Investigation Agency, took place after members of the investigation unit received information from confirmed sources that this network was ready to carry out the smuggling  inside trucks of goods destined for Tunisia.

It also confirmed that all necessary legal measures were taken regarding the arrested, while the seized trucks were referred to the Customs Guard Center at the Ras Ajdir crossing.