The United States has extended the sanctions imposed on three Libyan individuals in Malta for smuggling and contributing to the destabilization of Libya.
The US Department of Treasury indicated, in a statement, the extension of the sanctions imposed on the Libyan Faisal Al-Wadi, who is on the blacklist on charges of smuggling drugs and Libyan fuel to Malta, in addition to two people associated with him, Musbah Mohammed Wadi and Noureddine Miloud Musbah.
The US Treasury said that competition for control of smuggling routes, oil facilities, and transportation means is a primary driver of the conflict in Libya, depriving the Libyan people of their economic resources.
The renewed sanctions against these individuals are in effect as they date back to August 2020. They freeze any assets of the Libyan individuals in the United States and prevent Americans from doing business with them.