Counter-Terrorism: 7 drug traffickers arrested, more than 145 kilograms of treated Hashish seized in Tlemcen, Oran and Béchar

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ALGIERS- Combined detachments of the People’s National Army (ANP), on Tuesday, arrested seven (07) drug traffickers and seized 145.3 kilograms of treated Hashish during separate operations in Tlemcen, Oran and Bechar, a press release from Department of National Defense.

“As part of the fight against organized crime, combined detachments of the ANP arrested, on July 28, 2020, seven (07) drug traffickers and seized (145.3) kilograms of treated Hashish during separate operations carried out in Tlemcen, Oran in the 2nd Military Region and Béchar in the 3rd Military Region “, specified the Ministry.

In the same context, detachments of the ANP intercepted in coordination with elements of the National Gendarmerie and the National Security services, three (03) drug traffickers and seized (31,496) psychotropic tablets in various operations carried out in Constantine, Sétif in 5th Military Region and El-Oued in 4th Military Region, while one (01) smuggler was arrested and (1000) cartridges for hunting rifles and (5000) packets of cigarettes were seized in Tébessa / 5eMR.

Likewise, detachments of the ANP apprehended, in coordination with the Customs services, in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar in 6th Military Region and Djanet in 4th Military Region, (21) individuals and seized four (04) all-terrain vehicle vehicles, two (02) trucks, (3800) liters of fuel as well as (20) generators, (09) jackhammers, (18) pieces of dynamite and other objects used in illegal gold panning operations.

In addition, the Coast Guard thwarted attempts of illegal emigration of (103) individuals aboard craft-made boat in Oran, Tlemcen, Annaba, Skikda and El-Tarf, while (46) illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested in Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Amenas.

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