Within a week, detachments of the People’s National Army were able to arrest 6 members of support for terrorist groups, while 60 drug dealers were arrested and attempts to bring 9 quintals and 70 kilograms of processed kif across the border with Morocco were thwarted.
The statement of the Ministry of National Defense stated that, within the framework of the fight against terrorism, detachments of the People’s National Army were able to arrest 6 members of support for terrorist groups during two separate operations across the national territory, while 5 traditional-made bombs were discovered and destroyed following a search and inspection operation in Tlemcen.
In the same context, and within the framework of combating organized crime, and in continuation of the tireless efforts aimed at confronting the scourge of drug trafficking in the country, joint detachments of the People’s National Army, in coordination with various security services during operations across the military regions, arrested 60 drug dealers and thwarted attempts to introduce 9 quintals and 70 kilograms of Kif was processed across the border with Morocco, while 118,596 hallucinogenic tablets were seized.
The statement added that the detachments of the People’s National Army arrested 291 people in Tamanrasset, In Vezam, Bordj Badji Mokhtar, and In Amenas and seized 46 vehicles, 124 electric generators, 115 hammers, 3 metal detectors, and 130 quintals of a mixture of gold ore and stones. In addition to quantities of explosives, blasting equipment and equipment used in illegal gold prospecting operations.
Other detachments of the People’s National Army also arrested 57 other people and seized 14 hunting rifles, 80 quintals of tobacco, 235 tons of foodstuffs destined for smuggling and speculation, 15,512 units of various drinks, as well as 73,403 units of various fireworks, and this was during separate operations across the country. In coordination with the National Gendarmerie and Customs, border guards also thwarted attempts to smuggle quantities of fuel estimated at 11,851 liters in Tebessa, Souk Ahras, and El Tarf.
On the other hand, coast guards thwarted illegal immigration attempts on the national coast and rescued 88 people who were on board traditional-made boats, while 84 illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested across the national territory.
These operations, carried out by units and detachments of the People’s National Army, come in the context of the continuing efforts made to combat terrorism and combat organized crime in all its forms, and reflect the extent of the high professionalism, constant vigilance and readiness of the armed forces throughout the national territory.
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