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25/03/2017 12:35

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ALGIERS-Two (2) drug traffickers were arrested and nearly 60kg of cannabis were seized Sunday in the provinces of Bechar and Tlemcen by a detachment of the People’s National Army (ANP) and units of the National Gendarmerie and Border Guards, the National Defence Ministry announced in a communiqué.

 “As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, an Army detachment and units of the National Gendarmerie and Border Guards arrested on 5 March 2017, two (2) drug traffickers and seize two tourist cars and 59.78kg of cannabis in the provinces of Bechar (3rd Military Region) and Tlemcen (2nd Military Region),” said the source.  

Besides, Army detachments intercepted “three individuals in possession of 3 shotguns, a quantity of ammunition and two pairs of binoculars in the provinces of Ghardaia and Biskra (4th Military Region)” while other detachments apprehended in distinct operations conducted in the provinces of El Oued, Biskra, Tamanrasset and In Guezzam “22 smugglers, two trucks, two all-terrain-vehicles (ATVs), 7.7 tonnes of foodstuffs, 24 metal detectors, 5 power generators, 4 jackhammers, 34.5 quintals of tobacco and 17.888 units of various drinks,” stated the source.  

Moreover, “29 illegal immigrants of various African nationalities were arrested in the provinces of Adrar, Biskra and Tlemcen,” concluded the source. 

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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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ALGIERS- Six drug traffickers were arrested Tuesday in Oran, Tlemcen, Biskra and Tipasa by units of the National Gendarmerie, said Wednesday the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

"As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, units of the National Gendarmerie arrested on 31 January 2017 in Oran, Tlemcen, Biskra and Tipasa, six drug traffickers and seized 3 quintals and 71kg of cannabis resin, as well as 4 vehicles and 3,756 units of different beverages," said the statement.

In addition, units of the National Gendarmerie and the Border Guards "intercepted 20 illegal immigrants of different nationalities in Tlemcen, Naama and Bechar," while units of the Coastguards thwarted, in Oran (2nd Military Region) and Annaba (5th Military Region), "illegal immigration attempts of 30 people aboard makeshift boats," added the Ministry's statement.

A unit of the Coastguards, in coordination with a unit of the National Gendarmerie, rescued off Mostaganem (2nd Military Region) nine illegal immigrants after their boat capsized.

 

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ALGIERS- An arms cache containing 52 ammunition boxes and 1,449 bullets of 23mm calibre was discovered Monday during a search patrol by a detachment of the People's National Army near the border in Bordj Badji Mokhtar, said Tuesday the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

"As part of actions to fight terrorism and secure borders, and following tips, a detachment of the People's National Army discovered, yesterday 30 January 2017 during a search patrol near the border in Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th Military Region), an arms cache containing 52 ammunition boxes and 1,449 bullets of 23mm calibre," said the statement.

Other Army detachments arrested two individuals supporting terrorist groups in Boumerdes (1st Militay Region) and destroyed a bomb-making workshop in Skikda (5th Military Region), added the Ministry's statement.

In addition, as part of actions to secure borders and fight against organized crime, an Army detachment and a unit of the National Gendarmerie, in coordination with Customs services, arrested three drug traffickers in their possession of 197kg of cannabis resin in Sidi Bel-Abbes, while 6.4kg of cannabis resin was seized in Bechar (3rd Military Region).

In Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezzam, Army detachment arrested 10 smugglers and seized 6.3 tonnes of foodstuffs, 2,000 litres of fuel, 5 power generators, 4 pneumatic drills, 3 metal detectors and a satellite phone.

Army detachments intercepted 38 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities in Bechar, Adrar, Ouargla and In Guezzam.

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ALGIERS- Twenty-four smugglers were arrested Saturday in the country's south by detachments of the People's National Army, said Sunday the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

"As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, detachments of the People's National Army arrested, on 24 December 2016 in Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In-Guezzam (6th Military Region), 24 smugglers and seized five all-terrain vehicles, a truck, 13.25 tonnes of foodstuffs, five metal detectors, four pneumatic drills, three power generators and two satellite phones," said the statement.

In Mascara, Biskra, El-Oued, Tebessa and Bejaia, units of the National Gendarmerie "seized 11,964 units of different beverages and 11,500 units of tobacco," added the Ministry's statement.

In addition, an Army detachment and a unit of the Border Guards "arrested, in El-Oued, Tiaret and Tlemcen, 28 illegal immigrants, while a unit of the Coastguards thwarted an illegal immigration attempt of eleven people aboard an inflatable boat in Mostaganem," added the statement.

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ALGIERS- Nearly two quintals of cannabis resin was seized Sunday by units of the Border Guards in Tlemcen (540-km west of Algiers), said Monday the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

"As part of the fight against organized crime, units of the Border Guards seized, on 18 December 2016 in Tlemcen (2nd Military Region), 195kg of cannabis resin, while units of the National Gendarmerie intercepted in El Oued (4th Military Region) a smuggler aboard a truck loaded with 52 quintals of tobacco," said the statement.

In In-Guezzam (6th Military Region), a combined detachment of the People's National Army and units of the Algerian Customs arrested seven illegal immigrants and seized ten tractors and 355.3 tonnes of foodstuffs," added the Ministry's statement.

 

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ALGIERS- A total of 125 terrorists were killed and 225 others were arrested by the forces of the People's National Army since the beginning of 2016, as part of fight against terrorism, according to the toll published in the latest issue of El-Djeish magazine.

"The Algerian Army has continued, with determination and rigour, its mission, which was crowned by the elimination of many terrorists and criminals and the recovery of large quantities of weapons of war, munitions and other objects, in addition to the operations to strengthen border security and fight against smuggling," said the magazine.

During those operations, the Army units recovered 668 Kalashnikov automatic rifles, 48 FMPK machine guns, 35 semiautomatic rifles with telescopic sight, 64 SIMONOV semiautomatic rifles, as well as 792 grenades, 73 homemade cannons, 320 homemade bombs, 2,556kg chemical products used to make explosives and destroyed 458 bunkers and hiding places for terrorists.

During the same period, seventeen 57mm rockets for helicopters, 338 rockets for RPG-7, 640 mortar shells of different calibres, 317 mortar fuses, 138 mortar cartridges, 10 explosive belts, 189,362 bullets of different calibres, 1,244 magazines, as well as 31kg of TNT, 735kg of explosive substances, 380.1kg of black powder, 653kg of dynamite and 50kg of ammonium nitrate were recovered.

In addition, 2,615 smugglers, 6,103 illegal migrants and 414 drug traffickers were arrested during the same period, while 110,951kg of cannabis resin and 1,839,827 litres of fuel were seized.

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ALGIERS- Three drug traffickers were arrested and 6 quintals of cannabis resin were seized Saturday in Tlemcen (540-km west of Algiers) by a detachment of the People's National Army, in coordination with units of the National Gendarmerie, said Sunday the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

"As part of the operations to strengthen border security and fight against organized crime and terrorism, a detachment of the People's National Army, in coordination with units of the National Gendarmerie, arrested, on 17 December 2016 in Tlemcen (2nd Military Region), three drug traffickers and seized 6 quintals of cannabis resin," said the Ministry's statement.

In Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th Military Region), an Army detachment "seized a Kalashnikov submachine gun and a quantity of munitions, while units of the National Gendarmerie arrested, in In-Guezzam, seven smugglers and seized seven trucks loaded with 244.105 tonnes of foodstuffs," added the statement.

Units of the Border Guards "intercepted 31 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities in Tlemcen and In-Guezzam," concluded the Ministry's statement.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016 17:13

181 kg of cannabis seized in Tlemcen

ALGIERS-Units of the Border Guards and the National Gendarmerie seized Tuesday 181 kg of cannabis in Tlemcen, the National Defence Ministry stated in a communiqué.

"As part of the fight against organized crime, units of the Border Guards and the National Gendarmerie seized a large quantity of cannabis amouting to 181 kg in two distinct operations conducted in Tlemcen (2nd military region) on 13 December 2016," said the same source.  

Elements of the National Gendarmerie also seized 45 quintals of tobacco in Biskra and El-Oued (4th military region)."

"In Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th military region), detachment of the ANP seized 11 smugglers of various African nationalities while units of the Border Guards in Tlemcen thwarted an illegal immigration attempt by 62 individuals aboard a homemade craft," concluded the ministry.  

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 13:50

652 kg of cannabis seized in Tlemcen, Tindouf

ALGIERS-A quantity of cannabis amouting to 652 kg was seized Tuesday in Tlemcen and Tindouf by a detachment of the Border Guards and the National Gendarmerie, announced Wednesday the National Defence Ministry.

"As part of the fight against organized crime, a detachment of the Border Guards and the National Gendarmerie seized on 6 December 2016 in Tlemcen (2nd military region) a large quantity of cannabis amouting to 642 kg while a detachment of the People's National Army (ANP) seized 10 kg in Tindouf (3rd military region)," said the same source.

"In Ouargla (4th military region), an Army detachment arrested 4 smugglers aboard a truc loaded with 16,848 units of pyrotechnics whereas elements of the National Gendarmerie seized in El Oued a truck loaded with 30 quintals of tobacco," added the ministry.

In Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Salah (6th military region), combined Army units arrested 07 smugglers, 133 illegal immigrants of various African nationalities and seized   of the Army and seized 01 all-train-vehicle, 06 power generators, 05 jackhammers and detonation means," concluded the source. 

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Sunday, 04 December 2016 13:39

70 kg of cannabis seized in Ain Temouchent

ALGIERS-Seventy kilograms of cannabis were seized Saturday in Ain Temouchent by a detachment of the People's Nation Army (ANP), announced Sunday the National Defence Ministry in a communiqué.  

"As part of border security and the fight against organized crime, an Army detachment seized on 3 December in Ain Temouchent (2nd military region) 70 kg of cannabis while units of the National Gendarmerie and Border Guards arrested in Oran, Tlemcen and Relizane 20 illegal immigrants," said the source, adding that "720 litres of fuel were seized in Tlemcen."

In El Oued (4th military region), an Army detachment "arrested one smuggler aboard a truck loaded with 40 quintals of tobacco whereas units of the National Gendarmerie seized 1600 litres of fuel."

Besides, an Army detachment intercepted in In Guezzam (6th military region) "one smuggler and seized an all-train-vehicle and 1959 psychotropic tablets", reported the source.

In Annaba, a Border Guards unit "thwarted an illegal immigration attempt by 31 individuals aboard a homemade craft," concluded the source.   

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ALGIERS- A quantity of 10 kilograms of cannabis resin was seized Wednesday in Tlemcen as well as 1042 Psychotropic tablets in Skikda by the units of the National Gendarmerie, said Thursday a communiqué of the National Defence Ministry.

“As part of securing borders and fight against organized crime, the units of the National Gendarmerie seized, on 30 November 2016, ten (10) kilograms of cannabis resin in Tlemcen (2nd Military Region) and 1042 Psychotropic tablets in Skikda (5th Military Region), as well as 13,780 units of pyrotechnic products and 576 units of different beverages in Biskra and Laghouat (4th Military Region),” said the source.

Detachments of the People’s National Army arrested in Tamanrasset and In Guezzam (6th Military Region) twelve (12) smugglers and seized two (02) all-terrain vehicles, one motorbike, eight (08) metal detectors and two (02) satellite phones, » added the communiqué.

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ALGIERS- Thirty smugglers and 1,125 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities were arrested and 7 all-terrain vehicles and 19 metal detectors were seized Monday in the south of the country, said the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

"As part of the operations to strengthen border security and fight against organized crime, detachments of the People's National Army and the National Gendarmerie, in coordination with units of the Algerian Customs, arrested, on 28 November 2016 in Tamanrasset and In-Guezzam (6th Military Region), thirty smugglers and 1,125 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities and seized 7 all-terrain vehicles, 19 metal detectors, 11 power generators and 5 pneumatic drills," said the statement.

In Oran (2nd Military Region), an Army detachment intercepted a drug trafficker aboard a car in possession of 430gr of cocaine, added the statement.

Units of the National Gendarmerie and the Border Guards seized in Tlemcen 31 kg of cannabis resin and arrested 12 illegal immigrants of different African nationalities.

In Annaba (5th Military Region), a unit of the Coastguards thwarted an illegal migration attempt of 26 people aboard a makeshift boat, said the Ministry's statement.

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ALGIERS- An important quantity of cannabis resin, amounting to eight (08) quintals and 65 kilograms, was sized Saturday in Naama, bringing the total of the seized drug in the month of November to 66 quintals and 74kg, said Saturday a communiqué of the National Defence Ministry.

“As part of securing borders and the fight against organized crime, the border guards in coordination with the units of the National Gendarmerie seized today 19 November 2016 in Ain Safra, province of Naama (2nd Military Region), an important quantity of cannabis resin amounting to 8 quintals and 65kg. Bringing thus the total of the sized drug for the month of November to 66 quintals and 74kg,” said the communiqué.

These quality operations conducted by the units of the People’s National Army and the different security forces, “show again the permanent vigilance and firm willingness to face this scourge and foil any attempt to smuggle these drugs into our country or be used as transit,” added the source.

 

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ALGIERS- A drug trafficker was killed and six others were arrested and over 17 quintals (qls) of cannabis resin were seized by the Border Guards and combined detachments of the People's National Army in the south and west of the country on Saturday, the Ministry of National Defence said in a statement on Sunday.

"As part of operations to strengthen border security and fight against smuggling and organized crime, units of the Border Guards killed a drug trafficker and arrested two others north of Tindouf (3rd Military Region) and seized five quintals of cannabis resin, an all-terrain vehicle and a motorbike," said the statement.

In separate operations carried out in Tlemcen, Naama and Ain Temouchent (2nd Military Region), "combined detachments of the People's National Army arrested four drug traffickers and seized 12 qls and 19 kg of cannabis resin," added the Ministry's statement.

Units of the National Gendarmerie and the Border Guards intercepted "forty illegal immigrants from different nationalities in Tlemcen, Relizane, Mostaganem and El Bayadh (2 Military Region) and In Salah (6th Military Region)," concluded the statement.

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ALGIERS- Over 400 kg of cannabis resin was seized by units of the National Gendarmerie in Tlemcen (540-km west of Algiers), while four drug traffickers were arrested by a detachment of the People's National Army in Oran (431-km west of Algiers) on Thursday, said the Ministry of National Defence in a statement on Friday.

"As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, units of the National Gendarmerie seized 434 kg of cannabis resin in Tlemcen (2nd Military Region), while a detachment of the People's National Army, in collaboration with units of the Algerian Customs, arrested four drug traffickers in possession of 1.2 kg of cocaine in Oran," said the statement.

In Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In-Guezzam (6th Military Region), Army detachments "intercepted an all-terrain vehicle and a truck loaded with 9.8 tonnes of foodstuffs and 6,240 packets of biscuits, and arrested 12 smugglers," added the Ministry's statement.

In Souk-Ahras, Tebessa and El-Taref (5th Military Region), units of the Border Guards "foiled attempts to smuggle 23,878 litres of fuel and seized two vehicles," said the statement.

In Oran and Mostaganem (2nd Military Region), units of Border Guards "thwarted illegal migration attempts of 62 people aboard makeshift boats," added the statement.

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 ALGIERS- More than 6 quintals of cannabis resin have been seized Wednesday by the units of the Border Guard and the National Gendarmerie in Tlemcen, said Thursday the National Defence Ministry in a statement.

"As part of the fight against crime, the units of the Border Guard and the National Gendarmerie seized, on November 2, 2016 in Tlemcen (2nd Military Region), a significant quantity of cannabis resin amounting to six quintals and 44 kg," said the same source.

 "In Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezzam (6th Military Region), Army detachments arrested 4 smugglers, 8 illegal immigrants of various African nationalities and seized a Kalachnikov machine gun, automatic pistol, a quantity of ammunition, 9 all-terrain vehicles, a truck loaded with 35,9 tons of detergent products and 6 metal detectors," added the statement.

“On the other hand, the Coastguard units foiled in Oran and Mostaganem, (2nd Military Region) attempts of 27 people to illegally immigrate on homemade boats," the ministry concluded.

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ALGIERS - Over ten quintals of cannabis resin were seized Friday by the Border Guard units in Tindouf and Tlemcen, said Saturday the National Defence Ministry in a statement.

"As part of the fight against organized crime, the Border Guard units seized, on 28 October 2016 in Tindouf (3rd Military Region), 10 quintals and 75 kg of cannabis resin."

The units also “seized 2,600 litres of fuel.”

In Tlemcen (2nd MR), the National Gendarmerie "arrested two drug traffickers and seized 125.75 kg of cannabis resin."

In Setif (5th MR), the National Gendarmerie units "arrested three persons holding 05 home-made shotguns."

In Tamanrasset and In Guezzam (6th MR), detachments of the People’s National Army (ANP) "have apprehended three smugglers and seized an all-terrain vehicle and four metal detectors."

Moreover, twenty-five illegal immigrants from various African nationalities "were arrested in Ouargla, In Amenas (4th MR) and Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th MR)," the source concluded

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ALGIERS- An all-terrain vehicle carrying an FM machine gun has been intercepted, Monday afternoon in Tamanrasset, by a detachment of the People's National Army, said the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.

"As part of the operations to strengthen border security and fight against organized crime, an Army detachment intercepted, on the afternoon of 17 October 2016, near the country's southern borders in Tamanrasset (6th Military Region), an all-terrain vehicle carrying an FM machine gun,  pair of binoculars, a quantity of munitions, a satellite phone and a quantity of cannabis resin," said the statement.

Units of the National Gendarmerie "intercepted in Tlemcen (2nd Military Region), four drug traffickers aboard three vehicles loaded with 220kg of cannabis resin, while 10,884 units of different beverages were seized in Mascara, Ain Temouchent and Tiaret," added the Ministry's statement.

 

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ALGIERS- Four (04) drug traffickers were arrested Friday in Ain M’lila, province of Oum El Bouaghi, by a detachment of the People’s National Army which also seized 94 kg of cannabis resin as well as various products for smuggling, said Saturday the National Defence Ministry in a communiqué.

“As part of the fight against organized crime, a detachment of the People’s National Army arrested four (04) drug traffickers in Ain M’lila, in the province of Oum El Bouaghi (5th Military Region), and seized 94 kg of cannabis resin, a sum of money amounting to 2180000 dinars, as well as two (02) vehicles and 11 mobile phones,” said the source.

In Bab El-Assa, province of Tlemcen (2nd Military Region), the units of the border-Guards “seized a quantity of 75 kg of cannabis resin.”

In Tamanrasset, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and In Guezzam (6th Military Region), detachments of the People’s National Army “arrested three (03) smugglers and seized one (01) lorry, four (04) all-terrain vehicles, 4,840 litres of fuel, 1.575 tonnes of foodstuffs as well as 77.280 psychotropic tablets.”

 

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