Brussels, Belgium - In collaboration with the European Union (EU) and Interpol, the Libyan government has launched a new passport control system for effective airport and land border patrols, EU sources told PANA here Thursday.
Under the new system, Libyan officials can directly access Interpol data base to detect forged entry documents and wanted persons.
The system will reinforce Interpol's national office in Libya, strengthen the capacity of the police and enhance the strategies against trans-border crimes and terrorist threat, according to the sources.
In addition, the EU will send a mission of experts to Libya in June to help the north African State monitor its porous borders.
Under the late Mouammar Kadhafi, the number of illegal immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, who transited in Libya before boarding makeshift boats to Europe, was estimated at two million.