The Libyan Navy official spokesperson, Brigadier General Ayoub Qasim, stated that they are prepared to tackle the issue of illegal immigration and the new tactics being used by human traffickers.

Qasim said in a press statement that the decline in the flow of illegal immigration is due to the presence of the Libyan Coast Guard and Navy forces in areas where migratory boats pass.

Qasim added that curbing the work of foreign NGOs has had a positive role in reducing the smuggling of migrants as well as the movement of people in prominent smuggling areas.