The currency was again printed by Russia's state Goznak company which had printed and successfully delivered LD 4 bn in 2016 to the eastern CBL.
There was no official statement on Saturday from Valletta although Malta Today newspaper had published a report about $1.1 billion in counterfeit money seized in Malta on its Facebook site that was no longer available.
"The Central Bank of Libya headquartered in Tripoli is Libya's only legitimate central bank", the United States diplomatic arm said in a statement on its website.
Turkish drones have helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, but at the same time Russian Federation is said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country. It said that the influx of counterfeit, Russian-printed Libyan currency in recent years has exacerbated Libya's economic challenges.
Such actions "are inconsistent with internationally-recognized sanctions regimes", the statement said. "An example of spreading false information, just like the previous American administrations", Krasov added.
The family of a Libyan smuggler killed by migrants have taken revenge by killing 26 Bangladeshis and four Africans, the country's UN-recognised government said Thursday.
Expect a soaked morning commute thanks to Tropical Storm Bertha
However, most showers are not that intense, limiting amounts below 0.5 inches, although localized heavier totals are possible. It will bring us another chance for scattered showers and storms but will also break us out of this soggy stretch.
" This incident once again highlights the need for Russian Federation to cease its malign and destabilising actions in Libya", it added.
"The United States remains committed to working with the United Nations and worldwide partners to deter illicit activities that undermine Libya's sovereignty and stability, and are inconsistent with internationally-recognised sanctions regimes", it said.
On Thursday, Malta's Prime Minister Robert Abela visited Libya to discuss illegal migration with the head of the GNA, Fayez al-Sarraj, and signed a memorandum of understanding on the issue.
Libya is home to a large number of migrants, including some who came to work in the major oil-exporting nation before its descent into civil war, and others hoping to use it as a way station on the journey to Europe.
"We are concerned by recent U.S. reports of Russian fighter jets being deployed from Syria into Libya, and growing evidence of Russian involvement in Libya in support of General Haftar's forces".
Libya was plunged into chaos when a NATO-backed uprising toppled longtime dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2011.