The Interior Ministry confirmed on Wednesday the arrest of a criminal gang in Sawani district, west of Tripoli, who was responsible for several looting and kidnapping crimes in the region.

"The arrest of the gang came after receiving reliable information about its suspicious activities," Interior Ministry clarified on Facebook, pointing out that they had found a number of stolen cars in the gang bunker.

The ministry also explained that those arrested were of non-Libyan nationalities, one of whom is called "Bukhari Mohammed al-Bukhari" and holds a rank of lieutenant in the Chadian opposition military group.