The Investigation Department of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, on Thursday, ordered the detention and imprisonment of a number of officials connected to the health sector on charges of severely jeopardizing public funds and violating the regulations in dealing in foreign exchange.

According to the Media Department of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the call for imprisonment reached as far as the Director General of the United Libyan Company for Import of Medical Equipment, the Director of the Medical Affairs Department and the Head of the Warehouses Department of the Ministry of Health.

In the year 2020, the Public Prosecutor’s Office issued wide-scale arrest warrants for several sectors on charges of embezzlement and abuse of position and power.