Italy breaks up smuggling ring for Libyan diesel fuel

Rome  – Italian police said on Wednesday that they had broken up a network selling low-quality Libyan diesel fuel worth $35m at service stations in Sicily and as far away as France and Spain. In a year-long investigation, the Guardia di Finanza financial police found that the smugglers were obtaining fuel destined for ships from […]

Exclusive: Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

Aidan Lewis and Steve Scherer TUNIS/ROME (Reuters) – An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said. The revelation throws new light on the […]