Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah said in an interview on the sidelines of the Italian-African summit in Rome with Italian Nova news agency that Libya was at war with human traffickers who had been sending immigrants to die at sea.
Dbeibah also said that Libya was against “criminals involved in smuggling oil, fuel, and drugs,” adding that the Libyan executive authority recognized by the United Nations, in reference to his government, launched a campaign in 2023 against human traffickers and fuel smugglers who operated along the coast of Tripoli, and used drones to combat their illicit activities.
“This is an ongoing war against human trafficking and also against other criminals. Let us stop fuel trafficking, along with other trafficking such as cocaine. this is a complex issue, but we need to figure it out.” Dbeibah reiterated.