Counterterrorism: 5 terrorists’ supporting elements arrested


Five (5) terrorists’ supporting elements were arrested, Wednesday, during separate operations conducted in Khenchela and Tebessa by detachments of the National People’s Army, said, Thursday, a statement from the Ministry of National Defense.

“As part of the fight against terrorism and through the exploitation of intelligence, detachments of the National People’s Army arrested, on 23 January 2019, in separate operations carried out in Khenchela and Tébessa, five 05 terrorists’ supporting elements, “said the same source.

As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of the ANP and elements of the National Gendarmerie have apprehended, in Bordj Bou Arreridj, Sidi Bel Abbes and Oran, four drug traffickers in possession of 235.6 kilograms of treated Hashish, while 4,358 units of parapharmaceutical products were seized in El-Oued, added the same communique.

Moreover, detachments of the ANP arrested, in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam and Bordj Badji Mokhtar, eight miners and seized sixteen generators, thirteen jackhammers, three metal detectors, and two all-terrain vehicles and three motorcycles, while 21 illegal immigrants of different nationalities were intercepted in In-Guezzam and In M’guel, concluded the statement.





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