By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab.
Tripoli 17 September 2013:
The Special Deterrence Force has carried out a series of drugs raids in the past few . . .[restrict]days on apartments in the Tripoli’s Zawiyat Al-Dahmani district. The apartments used to belong to Qaddafi regime associates who fled the country during the revolution, leaving them unoccupied. However, after liberation, a group of young men from the area took possession of them and, according to officials, used them as a base for various illegal activities, including drugs usage and dealing.
The raids followed complaints from neighbours and people from surrounding area who felt unwilling to deal with the matter themselves.
Following an order from the Special Deterrence Force’s commander, the apartments were stormed. Inside were found quantities of hashish and alcohol. Fire arms were also found. According to officials, all the occupants were all arrested, some of whom were under the influence of alcohol. Several them are said to have criminal records.
The apartments have now been sealed. [/restrict]