Al-Khums Security Directorate has arrested an Egyptian citizen on charges of smuggling and illicit trading of antiquities in some Libyan cities.

The Ministry of Interior explained in a statement on Friday that after Al-Khums Security Directorate received a report regarding smuggling and illicit trade of artifacts, the matter was further investigated to confirm the authenticity of the report.

The ministry revealed that the accused was arrested in an elaborate ambush, and after investigation, it was found that the accused has other accomplices in the crime.

In cooperation with members of the Special Tasks Department of the General Department of Security Operations, they were all arrested and all legal measures were taken against.