National Archives: How Gaddafi plot to send arms to Argentina was uncovered

A SECRET plot by Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to supply arms to the Argentinian junta in the midst of the Falklands War was dramatically uncovered by British agents, according to the files.
An alert British air attache discovered the Argentines were using the airport at Recife in Brazil as a staging post for shipping weapons from Libya into neighbouring Argentina. He had a well-placed source at the airport who was able to board one of the Aerolineas Argentinas Boeing 707 flights and saw for himself a series of six long wooden boxes, apparently packed with missiles.
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28 December 2012 in World News, Views: 3
Source: Scotsman
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