Assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana linked to Libyan fuel smuggling gangs

Marlowe was the journalist who uncovered the illegal smuggling of fuel between Libya and Italy.

RaiNews24 has reported an American journalist as having sources linking explosive used to kill the journalist Caruana Galizia with fuel smuggling in Libya.

A report by RaiNews24 asserted that the Semtex explosive used in the car bomb which killed Daphne Caruana Galicia came from Libya, reported Malta Today on Monday.

The news agency said it spoke with American journalist Ann Marlowe, who had claimed that her sources in Libya informed her that the Semtex was obtained from the Libyan port city of Zuwara, which is a hub for migration and human trafficking as well as fuel smuggling networks.

Marlowe was the journalist who uncovered the illegal smuggling of fuel between Libya and Italy.

Marlowe said that various mafia gangs involved in fuel smuggling, operating out of Zuwara, have strong links with Malta and Italy, according to the report.

The report also makes reference to a blog post by Caruana Galizia from a year ago, where she links car bombs with diesel trafficking, said Malta Today.

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