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25/03/2017 12:36

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You are here:HOME»REGIONS»9 drug traffickers arrested, over 7 quintals of cannabis seized in Tlemcen and Tissemsilt
Saturday, 04 February 2017 14:01

9 drug traffickers arrested, over 7 quintals of cannabis seized in Tlemcen and Tissemsilt

ALGIERS- Nine drug traffickers have been arrested and over 7 quintals of cannabis resin seized Friday in separate operations in Tlemcen and Tissemsilt, the National Defence Ministry said in a statement.

"As part of the fight against organized crime, and following separate operations in Tlemcen and Tissemsilt (2nd Military Region), units of the National Gendarmerie arrested, on 03 February 2017, nine drug traffickers and seized a large quantity of cannabis resin amounting to 7 quintals and 29 kilograms," the same source added.

The statement added that 2,077 units of various drinks were seized in Mascara/2nd Military Region and El-Oued/4th Military Region.

In Bordj Badji Mokhtar/6th Military Region and Illizi/4th Military Region, detachments of the People’s National Army apprehended 8 smugglers and seized two trucks, an all-terrain vehicle, 6600 litres of fuel, 4 generator sets, two metal detectors and 4 hammers.

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