ALGIERS- Detachments of the National People’s Army (ANP) carried out, during the period from 31st-April 06th, multiple operations with “qualitative” results, in the dynamic of continuous efforts in the fight against terrorism and multifaceted organized crime, a statement from the Department of National Defense (DND) said.
Here is the full operational report :
Within the dynamics of the efforts aiming to establish security and serenity throughout the national territory, units and detachments of People’s National Army carried out, during the period from 31st March to 6th April 2021, numerous operations including the results that denote the high professionalism and unwavering commitment of our Armed Forces to preserve and to protect our country against all forms of security threats and related scourges:
Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and as a continuation of the intense efforts to eradicate drug trafficking scourge in our country, combined detachments of PNA intercepted, in coordination with the various security services in several operations executed through the different Military Regions, (45) drug traffickers and seized large quantities of treated kif amounting to (19) quintals and (10) kilograms, which the criminal gangs attempted to introduce across the borders with Morocco.
As such, detachments of PNA and National Gendarmerie services and Border Guards arrested, during separate operations in the territories of the 2nd and 3rd Military Regions, (19) drug traffickers and seized (18) quintals and (48) kilograms of treated kif, while (26) drug traffickers were apprehended and (62) kilograms of the same substance, as well as (41,707) psychotropic tablets were seized in various operations carried out in other Military Regions.
In addition, detachments of PNA intercepted, in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Djanet, (393) individuals and seized (16) vehicles, (349) generators, (210) jackhammers, (07) metal detectors, detonation tools and other equipment used in illegal gold mining operations, as well as (732) bags of raw gold and stones mixture, while (12) other individuals were arrested, and (09) hunting rifles, (02) automatic pistols, (41) quintals of tobacco and (8,372) units of different drinks were seized during separate operations carried out in Tamanrasset, El-Oued, Biskra, Jijel, Setif and Oum El Bouaghi.
In another context, the border guards thwarted smuggle attempts of large quantities of fuel amounting to (6,787) litres in Tebessa, El-Tarf, Souk Ahras and Ouargla, while (107) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were arrested in In Salah, Adrar, Tlemcen, Naama, Djanet, Ghardaia and In Amenas.