Tripoli, Libya - Libyans in possession of weapons without licence will be prosecuted, the interior ministry warned here Tuesday.
The warning followed the government's launch of a programme aimed at mopping up illegal arms and ammunition with a view to making Libyan cities safe.
It stressed 'From now on, only people who hold licences issued by the Interior minister and the chief-of-staff of the army can freely carry weapons.
The launch was also part of the second anniversary celebration of the 17 February revolution which resulted in the downfall of the regime of Mouammar Kadhafi.
In a press statement, the spokesman for the Interior ministry, Moujdi Al-Arfi, said that members of the security services had started impounding vehicles without registration numbers and those with tinted windows.
He also called on armed units on illegal duties to stop the act.