Middle East

Four shot dead at Benghazi port

Cairo: A substantial drugs bust yesterday morning in Benghazi port appears to have triggered a major fire fight leaving at least four dead and 17 injured.

Police and customs discovered and immediately burnt on the dockside a large consignment of hashish. The officials then came under attack in a protracted and lethal fire fight.

According to the head of port security, Ali Elumami, the refrigerated containers in which the drugs were concealed were aboard the Liberian-flagged container ship Jaguar. It had arrived in Benghazi from Malta at 7pm on Thursday.   [22/06/14]

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