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Osborne: We tracked Libya cash ship for a week

Libyan currency worth £100m ($162m; 200m Libyan dinars) has been impounded from a ship, the Home Office has said.

The ship was intercepted by UK authorities after heading back to British waters following an aborted attempt to dock at Tripoli.

The money, which was printed in north-east England and impounded at Harwich, has been taken to a secure location.

Chancellor George Osborne said that authorities were tracking the ship for week before the money was seized.

  • 04 Mar 2011
  • From the section UK