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Algiers Province Police Department: gang of criminals arrested in Birtouta

Provincial Brigade of the Judicial Police of the administrative district of Birtouta arrested a criminal association operating as a neighborhood gang, according to a press release issued by Algiers Province Police Department on Monday.

“Algiers Province Police Department represented by the Judicial Police of the administrative district of Birtouta, arrested a criminal association operating as a neighborhood gang that was trafficking narcotics and psychotropic drugs and spreading terror among citizens,” reads the statement.

This gang is also involved in “possession of prohibited weapons, brawls on the public highway, opposition to the enforcement of a legal title with an attempt to assault the police, theft by breaking and entering in flagrante delicto and voluntary sabotage of other people’s property”

In this context, “the investigative team has dealt, under the permanent supervision of the Public Prosecutor territorially competent, two cases, the first ended with the arrest of 10 suspects, including one facing two warrants and a ruling of final detention, and the seizure of 273 psychotropic tablets, 12 weapons, 4 pieces of drugs and an amount of 3400 DA.

The second case led to the arrest of two suspects in flagrante delicto of theft of a food store. The investigation has also established the involvement of the two suspects in the theft of two shops in early September, said the services of the province security of Algiers. After completion of legal procedures, the suspects were presented before the prosecutor of the republic territorially competent who ordered the detention of 11 of them.

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