A new report exposes Swiss merchants doing business with Libyan militia

Two international NGOs, Public Eye and TRIAL, have released a recent report  uncovering international business transactions in 2014 and 2015 between the Swiss trader Kolmar Group AG and a network accused of smuggling whose main players are now facing trial.

The report suggests that Kolmar received over 20 shipments of marine gasoil from Libya between the spring of 2014 and the summer of 2015. The company was sup-plied by a network of questionable individuals: Fahmi Ben Khalifa – alias ‘Fahmi Slim’ – previously condemned of drug trafficking in Libya and his partners Darren and Gordon Debo-no, two Maltese businessmen. The gasoil was delivered to storage units rented in Malta by the Swiss company.

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Report
3 March 2020

Libyan fuel smuggling

Author: Public Eye

"Libyan fuel smuggling", March 2020 

In Libya, a country that has been torn apart and bled dry since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi, international criminal networks with connections to Europe and Switzerland make big profits through fuel smuggling. Public Eye and TRIAL International uncovered business transactions in 2014 and 2015 between the Swiss trader Kolmar Group AG and a network accused of smuggling whose main players are now facing trial. This is the story of a long-running investigation in Switzerland, Malta and Sicily.

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Article
3 March 2020

Swiss traders conducting business with Libyan militias: report

Author: Barbara Bibbo, Aljazerra

Geneva, Switzerland - An international criminal network with connections in Switzerland has been smuggling Libyan oil between 2014 and 2015, an investigative report revealed on Monday.

Commodity traders based in the Swiss region of Zug have been conducting illegal business transactions with Libyan militias smuggling oil from the Zawiya oilfield, east of Tripoli, through a Maltese company, said the report

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