Counterterrorism: Ten 55mm surface-to-air missiles seized near Malian borders


 The forces of People’s National Army discovered, Monday, December 17, 2018, ammunition cache containing an arsenal of war, including 10 anti-tank 55 mm caliber surface-to-air missiles, near the Malian border, said the ministry of National Defense in a statement.


As part of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of People’s National Army discovered, on December 17, 2018, during a search operation carried out near the Malian borders in Bordj Badji Mokhtar, a cache of weapons and ammunition containing a FMPK machine gun, ten (10) 55mm surface-to-air missiles, six (06) 82mm mortar rounds, six (06) mortar shell rockets as well as a quantity of ammunition amounting to (115) bullets.

As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a detachment of People’s National Army intercepted, on December 17, 2018 in In Guezzam, thirty-two (23) miners and seized an all-terrain vehicle, three (03) motorcycles and six (06) metal detectors, while another detachment arrested three (03) smugglers in In Amenas and seized seven (07) quintals of copper waste.

On the other hand, a combined detachment of the ANP apprehended, in coordination with the services of the National Security, in Oran, two (02) criminals involved in the organization of clandestine crossings, while elements of the National Gendarmerie apprehended, in Tlemcen, a smuggler in possession of (520) psychotropic tablets.







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