Algeria: Weapons, a large quantity of ammunition seized in Tamanrasset -statement

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As part of the fight against terrorism and against organized crime and through the efficient use of intelligence, a detachment of the National People’s Army (ANP) has managed to seized, on Thursday August 24th, 3 Machine Guns Kalashnikov type and a large amount of ammunition, in the province of Tamanrasset, while other detachments of ANP destroyed four casemates and five homemade bombs in the provinces of Tizi Ouzou and Tipaza, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Friday.

In the provinces of Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar, ANP detachments have arrested 14 smugglers, an all-terrain vehicle and various gold-washing tools, while another detachment arrested, in the province of Djanet 5 smugglers, according to the same source.

On the other hand, border guards have succeeded to foil attempts of smuggling a quantity of fuel amounting to 13240 liters in the provinces of Souk-Ahras, Tebessa and El-Tarf, while 20 Illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested in the provinces of Tlemcen, Adrar and Biskra, concluded the statement.

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