MDN: 7 smugglers arrested in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Ain Guezzam


Seven smugglers were arrested and three all-terrain vehicles were seized, Friday, by detachments of  People’s National Army (ANP), during a separate operations in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Ain Guezzam, said Saturday a statement from the Ministry of National Defense.

“As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of the ANP arrested on November 2, 2018 in separate operations in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Ain Guezzam,  7 smugglers and seized 3 all-terrain vehicles, 3 motorcycles 4 generators 8 metal detectors, 3 jack hammers, 1 stone crusher, “noted the same source.

On the other hand, the elements of the National Gendarmerie “apprehended in Adrar and Biskra, 2 smugglers and seized 2 trucks, 9 tons of food and 190 quintals of wheat for smuggling”.

In the same context, other detachments of the ANP, in coordination with the elements of the National Gendarmerie, in Biskra, Tebessa and Oum el Bouaghi “arrested 4 people in illegal possession of 4 hunting rifles and seized 2 vehicles and an amount of ammunition,” while Border Guard elements in Tlemcen  seized 24 kilograms of treated Hashish.

In addition, detachments of the ANP “intercepted 13 illegal immigrants of different nationalities in Tamanrasset and Ain Guezzam “.





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