Counterterrorism: Two caches of weapons, ammunition discovered in Tamanrasset, Ghardaia

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Algiers – A cache, containing weapons and ammunition, was discovered, Monday, by a detachment of the National People’s Army (ANP) during a reconnaissance patrol in Tamanrasset, while another cache containing six (6) guns for repeating rifles was found in Ghardaia, said, Tuesday, the Ministry of National Defense in a statement.

 “As part of the fight against terrorism and through the exploitation of intelligence, a detachment the National People’s Army discovered, yesterday, April 1, 2019, during a reconnaissance patrol in Tamanrasset (6th Military Region), a cache of weapons and ammunition containing a Kalashnikov-type machine pistol, a Simonov type semi-automatic rifle, three (3) ammunition magazines and a homemade bomb and ammunition amounting to (407) bullets of different calibers “, while another detachment” discovered, in Ghardaia (4th MR), a cache containing six (6) guns for repeating rifles and other objects, “said the same source.

In the same context, elements of the National Gendarmerie and National Security “arrested, in Oran (2nd MR), four (4) terrorists’ supporting elements involved in the activities of the terrorist cell dismantled in Oran on 26 March 2019. The search and investigation operation is still ongoing.

On the other hand, as part of the fight against organized crime, detachments of the ANP, in coordination with the elements of the National Gendarmerie “arrested, during separate operations in Tindouf (3rd MR), Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th MR), Laghouat and El-Oued (4th MR), three (3) drug traffickers in their possession (71) kilograms of treated Hashish and a smuggler in a truck loaded with (25) quintals of tobacco leaves, “while elements of the National Gendarmerie” apprehended, in Khenchla and Guelma (5th MR), four (4) individuals in possession of two (2) shotguns, an automatic pistol and a quantity of ammunition (2,750 bales). ”

Besides, detachments of the ANP “intercepted, in  Djanet (4th MR) and In Guezzam (6th MR), (66) miners and seized (82) generators, (22) jackhammers and (3) detectors of metals, while (23) illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested in In-Guezzam, Boumerdes and Tlemcen “, also reported the MDN’s press release.

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