FBI arrives in Cyprus to examine aircraft suspected of violating Libyan arms embargo

Oct 12, 2021 | International actors

On 12 October, Cypriot media reported that US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents were in Cyprus heading to Paphos International Airport to inspect a plane stored in a private hangar, following a UN report calling on inspections to be carried on the possibly modified plane believed to have violated the Libyan arms embargo. UN experts are scheduled to arrive in Cyprus in November to open the sealed hangar at and inspect the aircraft. Reports suggest that the FBI agents have come to the island in collaboration with the UN, and a Cypriot Police Spokesperson, Christos Andreou, said that an agreement has been reached for American experts to share findings with UN officials.