Counterterrorism: Distinct operations with qualitative results in one week

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ALGIERS- Several operations were carried out by detachments and units of the People’s National Army in one week, between 6 and 12 October 2021 , as part of their noble missions to defend and secure the national territory against all forms of threats, which demonstrate the unwavering commitment of the Armed Forces to maintain peace and security in the country, said the Army in a statement.

“As part of their noble missions of defense and security of the national territory against all forms of threats, detachments and units of the ANP carried out, from October 6 to 12, 2021, multiple operations which testify to the commitment our Armed Forces, that are infallible in preserving peace and security in our country, ”said the same source.

“As art of the fight against organized crime, and in the dynamics of sustained efforts to thwart the scourge of drug trafficking in our country, huge amount of treated Hashish, amounting to more than 10 quintals was seized in Bechar, by combined detachments of the ANP, who intercepted, in coordination with the various security services at the level of the territories of the 2nd and 3rd Military Regions, 10 drug traffickers and thwarted attempts to introduction of other quantities of drugs via the borders with Morocco, amounting to 430 kilograms of treated Hashish, while 28 other drug traffickers were arrested, in addition to 90 kilograms of the same substance and 473,328 psychotropic tablets seized in various operations carried out through other military regions, ”the statement pointed out.

As part of the fight against terrorism, combined detachments of the ANP apprehended “13 elements supporting terrorist groups in separate operations across the national territory”.

In addition, detachments of the ANP apprehended, in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam, Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Djanet and Tindouf, “311 individuals and seized 47 vehicles, 400 generators, 284 jackhammers, quantities of explosives, detonation tools and other equipment used in illicit gold mining operations, as well as 8 tonnes of mixture of raw gold and stones.

Eleven (11) other individuals were arrested, 23 hunting rifles and a handcrafted pistol, 653,360 units of pyrotechnic articles, 44 quintals of tobacco, 4,873 units of different drinks were seized in Adrar, Biskra, Annaba, M ‘ Sila, Sétif, Tébessa, Batna and El-Oued.

Likewise, attempts to smuggle quantities of fuel amounting to 71,724 liters were foiled in Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Tébessa, El-Tarf and Souk Ahras.

In another context, the Coast Guard thwarted, at the level of our national coasts, “attempts of clandestine emigration and proceeded to the rescue of 57 individuals aboard craft-built boats, while 77 illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in Tlemcen, Mostaganem, In Amenas and In-Guezzam “, concluded the communiqué.

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