2 drug traffickers arrested, 3480 psychotropic tablets seized in Oran


Algeria – Two drug traffickers were arrested and 3480 psychotropic tablets were seized by a detachment of the National People’s Army (ANP) in Oran, said Sunday, a statement from the Department of National Defense.


“A detachment of the ANP arrested two drug traffickers in Oran  and seized one truck and 3480 psychotropic tablets, while elements of the Gendarmerie Nationale intercepted, in Batna and Oum-El-Bouaghi, five individuals in possession of two undocumented hunting rifles, 735 cartridges, and various objects, said, in a statement, the Ministry of National Defense.

In another context, detachments of the ANP arrested, on 07 December 2019, following separate operations carried out in Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar , forty persons and seized 12 generators, ten (10) jackhammers, two (02) metal detectors, as well as two (02) off-road vehicles and (17) quintals of smuggled foodstuffs, ” added the Ministry.

Moreover, Coast Guard in Annaba and Skikda, foiled attempted illegal emigration of (42) people on board craft boats, while (09) illegal immigrants of different nationalities were intercepted in Béchar and In-Guezzam, concluded the same source.


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