Officials said the Tunisian Army would bolster patrols along the border
with Libya in an effort to halt fuel smuggling. They said authorities would
also inspect fuel stations to check on supplies.
"The armed forces are now conducting checks at fuel stations in the
south of Tunisia, such as Tataouine and Ben Gardane and Remada, so that
neither Tunisians nor Libyans can fill up with large quantities," Tunisian
Defense Ministry official Mokhtar Ben Nasr told a news conference on Aug.
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"These checks are aimed at preventing the smuggling of diesel and
gasoline to Libya."
On Aug. 10, the Tunisian police reported the seizure of five container
tracks fuel of fuel destined for Libya. The regime of Libyan Col. Moammar
Gadhafi was believed to have been purchasing large amounts of gasoline and
other fuel from Tunisia.