Algeria: Army, Border Guards arrest 9 smugglers, 217 illegal migrants in El- Taref- statement

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The detachments of the National People’s Army (NPA) and elements of the Border Guard, in coordination with the Customs services, have managed to arrest, on September 21, 2017, nine smugglers and 217 illegal immigrants of different nationalities, while a Coast Guards units have rescued four people aboard a sinking ship, during a search and rescue operation in the region of Hennaya, in the province of El – Taref, National Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

In the province of Tlemcen, elements of the National Gendarmerie seized two kilograms of treated hashish, while 3471 packages of tobacco and 750 units of different drinks have been seized in the provinces of El Oued, Ghardaïa and Biskra, said the same source.

On the other hand, Border Guard units have succeeded to foil attempts to smuggle more than 16412 liters of fuel in the provinces of Souk Ahras, Tebessa and El-Taref, concluded the statement.

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