Combing operation in Ain Defla: Terrorists’ cache destroyed

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ALGIERS- A detachment of the People’s National Army (ANP) discovered and destroyed, on Saturday, a cache for terrorists containing more than five quintals of food and various objects near the town of Zeddine in the province of Aïn Defla, said, on Sunday, a statement from the Ministry of National Defense.

“As part of the fight against terrorism, a detachment of the People’s National Army discovered and destroyed, on May 16, 2020, one (01) cache for terrorists containing five (05) quintals and (73) kilograms of food, one (01) photovoltaic plate, as well as a quantity of medicines, clothing and sleeping gear, and various objects, during the combing operation, still in progress, carried out near the town of Zeddine, in the province of Aïn Defla in 1st Military Region “, specified the statement.

As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, “a detachment of the ANP arrested, in Bordj Badji Mokhtar in the 6th Military Region, six (06) individuals and seized (900) grams of dynamite, (19) meters of detonating cord and (33) detonators, as well as various gold panning tools, while a detachment of the ANP apprehended, in coordination with the customs services in Oran in the 2nd Military Region, two (02) drug traffickers and seized (108) kilograms of treated Hashish”, according to the same source.

At the level of the 2nd Military Region, Coast Guard seized (31.3) kilograms of treated Hashish, in Aïn Témouchent and Tlemcen, and thwarted an attempt to smuggle (16) individuals aboard a artisanal boat in El Ghazaouet, while elements of the National Gendarmerie intercepted (67) illegal immigrants of different nationalities in Oran, ” concluded the press release.

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