The Ministry of Interior has arrested a suspect wanted for several cases of kidnapping and extortion.

"The Operations Unit of the General Administration at the Central Support Branch of Tripoli has apprehended the suspect "A, A, Q," wanted on various charges, including cases of kidnappings and extortion," a statement by the Interior Ministry said on Facebook.

The ministry emphasized it had taken all necessary legal measures against the defendant before referring him to the competent authorities to complete the rest of the procedures.

In a separate operation, the Interior Ministry also arrested three Libyan criminals for burning a foreign worker from Niger to death in a warehouse east of Tripoli.

The three criminal were referred to the Office of Public Prosecutor to face justice, according to the ministry.