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Libyans Detain British Airliner for Alleged Violation of Arab Anti-israel Boycott

The British Overseas Airways Corp. had to post a 5,000 pound ($12,000) bond with the Libyan customs authorities to secure the release of a VC-10 BOAC airliner impounded in Tripoli for an alleged violation of the Arab anti-Israeli boycott. The plane was impounded when customs inspectors found in its luggage compartment a case belonging to a British subject which had been put on the Tripoli plane instead of a Tel Aviv-bound craft. The bond will be forfeited if the customs directorate determines that the BOAC violated the law banning the carrying of goods for Israel.