Sunday, March 06, 2011

U.K. Seizes Ship Carrying $160M of Libyan Currency

A ship carrying about $160 million worth of Libyan currency has been impounded after turning back from a planned trip to Libya, a British government official said Friday.

The official said the ship — whose nationality and ownership she refused to identify — returned to Britain after its captain decided not to dock at Tripoli harbor because of the unrest there. The vessel returned to the port of Harwich in eastern England on Wednesday under escort by a Border Agency cutter, she casaulties."

A number of containers full of currency were moved from the ship to a secure location.


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