Sudanese Authorities have announced the seizure of a shipment of weapons and explosives from Libya by arms traffickers.
The shipment of weapons from Libya was seized by the country’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF) paramilitary group said in a statement. Four Libyans were arrested in the sting.
RSF members “deployed on the border strip between Sudan, Egypt, and Libya, managed to seize a shipment of weapons, ammunition, and explosives coming from the State of Libya…”
RSF commander Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Ahmed Mahmoud Awajeh said RSF units were deployed near the border after intelligence indicated that arms trading gangs were operating there.
The paramilitary group said its forces clashed with the smugglers before seizing “two GMC cars carrying 36 Kalashnikov rifles and two boxes of grenades in addition to the DShK cannon, an RPG-7 launcher” and various ammunitions.
The area is controlled by various armed tribes such as the Tabu and Tuareg who receive protection money, goods, and fuel in exchange for allowing smugglers a safe passage.
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