Updated at 03:00 pm: Mohammed Al-Mishai was released today, according to the Food and Drug Control Center
Tripoli Security Directorate said on Saturday that the Chairman of Food and Drug Control Center Mohammed Al-Mishai is under arrest, denying social media reports of his abduction.
The Directorate explained that Al-Mishai is being investigated over charges of corruption and looting of public funds, lodged by the director of administrative affairs of the center.
According to the Directorate, initial investigations proved that Al-Mishai had stolen a number of cars belonging to the center, some of which were registered in the name of his son.
Earlier, The Food and Drug Control Center said Al-Mishai was abducted and taken to an unknown location by masked gunmen.
Meanwhile, a group of Al-Mishashiya tribe has threatened to join the fight against Tripoli brigades if Al-Mishai were not released.