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Sunday, 12 March 2017 12:47

Thirteen smugglers arrested in South of country

ALGIERS- Thirteen (13) smugglers were arrested Saturday in the South of the country by detachments of the People’s National Army  who seized vehicles, foodstuffs and other objects said Sunday, the ministry of national Defence in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, Army detachments arrested on 11 March 2017 in El Oued (4th military region), Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Ain Guezzam (6th military region) thirteen (13) smugglers and seized three all-terrain vehicles, one (01) truck, 5.5 quintals of foodstuffs, 23 power generators, 24 jackhammers and 6129 units of various drinks,” said the source.

Furthermore, and as part of the fight against illegal immigration, detachments of the People’s National Army, units of the National Gendarmerie and the border guards “intercepted in various operations conducted in Tlemcen (2nd military region), Constantine (5th military region) and Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th military region), 28 illegal immigrants from various African nationalities.”

In the same regard, units of the border guards “thwarted, in Mostaganem (2nd military region), an attempt at illegal immigration of 4 people aboard a home-made craft,” underlined the ministry.

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