Gaddafi's henchmen found in Britain with millions stolen from Libya

Gaddafi's henchmen found in Britain with millions stolen from Libya

July 27, 2016 - 18:41
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

Three Libyan Gaddafi’s henchmen have been found living in Britain with millions they stole from Libya on their way out at the time of February revolution back in 2011, BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday.

The first Gaddafi’s henchman, has been named as General Ahmed Mahmoud AL-Zuwai, who was responsible for Gaddafi’s missile stockpile, was found him living in an affluent part of Surrey, BuzzFeed indicated, saying he is suspected of laundering millions through properties in the Home Counties via a network of offshore companies.

The second is a military sidekick for Gaddafi, Brigadier Jomua Elmaarfi, who was a commander of a brigade in Qaddafi’s army. He is suspected of escaping Libya with a fortune of at least £14 million following the removal of the dictator Gaddafi. He is also wanted for allegedly laundering stolen assets in the UK. He lives now in a large house in southwest London, the news website added.

The news website declined to make the identity of the third Gaddafi’s henchmen public as it said it was disallowed to do so for “he hired the exclusive law firm Mishcon de Reya and top QCs Dinah Rose and Monica Carss-Frisk to obtain a gagging order from the high court on Monday. The injunction is so restrictive that it is not even possible to disclose the grounds on which it was made.”

Libyan authorities said they are planning to sue seven former henchmen of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, including Jomua Elmaarfi, aiming to recover millions of pounds they stole and then illegally took to Britain with them amid bitter criticism directed at the UK for the lack of investigative cooperation with Libya, lawyer Mohammed Shaban, who is acting for the Libyan government.