Gaddafi Hid Arms in Libyan Embassies

(Reuters) Christian Lowe and Ali Shuaib - Ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was running a covert program to conceal weapons in Libyan embassies across the globe, a senior official in the new government said on Thursday. The weapons included handguns, grenades and bomb-making materials and were shipped via diplomatic pouch. Weapons found in Athens, Greece, included 30 handguns, two sub-machineguns, 15 kg. of plastic explosives, detonators, two hand grenades, silencers and wiretapping equipment. The weapons uncovered in Rabat, Morocco, included booby-trapped vehicles and rocket-propelled grenades.

2012-03-09 00:00:00

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