The Security Directorate of Shahhat, north-eastern Libya, has deployed patrols in the desert areas located within the administrative boundaries of the town.

On its Facebook page, the Directorate clarified that the patrols are composed of a force from the police stations of the town that will patrol routes commonly used by gangs smuggling cars, weapons, human beings, drugs and livestock in the areas of Wadi Al-Hawli, Umm Al-Thuban, and Al-Mukhaili.

The Directorate stressed that it will continue to monitor its whole borders and all vital areas to deter security breaches, including smuggling operations and the apprehension of the wanted persons.