Algeria

National People’s Army: dangerous terrorist arrested, recovery of weapons and several anti-drug operations within a week

As part of their noble missions of defense and securing the national territory against all forms of threats, detachments and units of People’s National Army have carried out, from 25 to 31 August 2021, multiple operations that reflect the unwavering commitment of our Armed Forces to preserve the tranquility and security in our country.

As part of the fight against terrorism and in the continuation of the search and sweep operation conducted by a detachment of the ANP, on August 25, 2021 in Djbel Messaada in El-Milia, in Jijel province, resulting in capturing a dangerous terrorist and the recovery of weapons, the investigation of this terrorist resulted in the seizure of (03) shotguns and the destruction of 13 homemade bombs.

As part of the fight against organized crime and in line with sustained efforts to thwart the scourge of drug trafficking in our country, combined detachments of the Popular National Army arrested, in coordination with various security services at the 2nd and 3rd Military Regions, 05 drug traffickers and seized 11 quintals and 51 kilograms of processed kif that the criminal gangs tried to introduce through the borders with Morocco, while 26 other drug traffickers were arrested and 120 kilograms of the same substance in addition to 54989 psychotropic tablets were seized, in various operations carried out through the different Military Regions.

In addition, ANP detachments arrested, in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam, Bordj Badji Mokhtar Djanet and Tindouf, 107 individuals and seized 23 vehicles, 224 power generators, 158 pick hammers, 07 metal detectors, quantities of explosives, 07 metal detectors, quantities of explosives, detonation tools and other equipment used in illegal gold mining operations, as well as 28.5 tons of mixed raw gold and stones, 04 tons of foodstuffs, while 4745 units of various beverages and 1181 units of tobacco have been seized in Ouargla and Biskra. In parallel, attempts to smuggle quantities of fuel amounting to 9639 liters were thwarted in Tebessa, El-Tarf and Souk Ahras.

In another context, coast guard have foiled, at the level of our national coasts, attempts to emigrate illegally of 146 individuals on board of artisanal boats, while 55 illegal immigrants of different nationalities were apprehended in Tlemcen, Tébessa, In Amenas and Bechar.

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