BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A convoy of 10 vehicles
that crossed into Niger was carrying money taken from a branch
of the Central Bank of Libya, a spokesman for the ruling
National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Tuesday.
"They took the money from the central bank in Sirte," Abdel
Hafiz Ghoga, an NTC spokesman told Reuters in Benghazi . Sirte
is the birthplace of fugitive strongman Muammar Gaddafi.
An NTC official earlier said a Libyan convoy of 10 vehicles
carrying gold and cash crossed into Niger late on Monday, citing
sources among the Tuareg people who live in the Sahara desert on
both sides of the frontier.
Ghoga also confirmed the convoy had reached Niger.
(Reporting by Emma Farge; Writing by Marie-Louise Gumuchian;
Editing by Alastair Macdonald)
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