ALGIERS – Two (2) supporting elements of terrorist groups were arrested, on Monday in Tamanrasset, by detachments of the People’s National Army (PNA), said, on Saturday, a press release from the Ministry of National Defense.
“As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a detachment of the ANP in coordination with elements of the National Gendarmerie and Border Guards seized in Béchar, a significant quantity of treated Hashihs amounting to seven (07) quintals and (76) kilograms, while (05) drug traffickers were intercepted in possession of five (05) kilograms of treated Hashish and (6,974) psychotropic tablets during separate operations in Tlemcen, Bordj Bou Arreridj and Souk-Ahras “, added the press release.
In the same context, “ANP detachments arrested in Djanet, Tamanrasset and Bordj Badji Mokhtar, (26) individuals and seized (19) generators, (12) jackhammers, and various tools used in illicit gold panning operations, while a detachment of the ANP and elements of the National Gendarmerie arrested, four (04) individuals and seized one (01) automatic pistol and one (01 ) hunting rifle in Relizane and Batna, while other detachments of the ANP in coordination with elements of the National Gendarmerie and the Customs services intercepted (07) individuals and seized (169) quintals and (65) kilograms of tobacco in El Oued, Biskra and Djanet and (3511) units of different drinks in Batna and Annaba “.
In addition, “attempts to smuggle (5,788) liters of fuel were foiled in Tébessa, El Tarf and Souk-Ahras. Likewise, (42) illegal immigrants of different nationalities were intercepted in Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Naama and Tlemcen “.