By Libya Herald reporter.
Ghariyan, 23 February 2015:
The municipal police in Ghariyan has closed down 21 bakeries following accusations of fraudulent business practices.
The Ghariyan Municipal . . .[restrict]Police Director Bahlul Al-Maqdouli claimed that the prices and weights of the bread sold at the bakeries did not comply with government standards. In addition, he alleged, managers at some of the bakeries were guilty of selling subsidised flour, meant only for the bakeries, on the black market.
“We’ve sent a list of the names of the bakery managers to the government to ensure that they cannot continue to collect subsidised goods for their own profit,” Maqdouli said.
Other towns have experienced the same issue. Benghazi has had its own problems with opportunists looking to make some extra cash off of the current state of chaos in Libya. At the beginning of February, authorities seized large amounts of flour from traders selling on the black market. They also discovered 50 tonnes of contaminated fish and other expired goods in a storehouse on their way to market. [/restrict]