ALGIERS- Eleven (11) illegal immigrants, including one family, were rescued Tuesday by the coastguard units coming under the western maritime front, following the capsizing of their boat in the province of Ain Temouchent, said Wednesday the National Defence Ministry in a communiqué.
ALGIERS- A large quantity of cannabis amounting to 9.20 quintals was seized Monday in Maghnia, province of Tlemcen (540-km west of Algiers), by the National Gendarmerie, the ministry of National Defence said Tuesday in a statement.
ALGIERS- An earthquake measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale was recorded Tuesday at 5.02 a.m. in northern Oran, said the National Centre for Research in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics (CRAAG) in a communiqué.
ALGIERS- The Customs’ mobile brigades in Tlemcen and Sidi Bel-Abbès seized 177 kg of cannabis, the Customs’ services told APS on Monday.
ORAN-Zaouia Belkaidia Hebria, whose headquarters is located in Sidi Maarouf, east of the province of Oran, will hold as from Thursday the 12th edition of "Dourouss Mohammadia" themed "Feeling the favours of Allah," announced Sunday the religious foundation.

75 kg of cannabis seized in Tlemcen

Sunday, 28 May 2017 13:36
ALGIERS- Seventy-five kilogrammes of cannabis and more than 9,000 tablets of psychotropic substances were seized Saturday in Tlemcen (540-km west of Algiers) by National Gendarmerie officers and border guards, the ministry of National Defense said Sunday in a statement.
ALGIERS-Five drug traffickers were arrested and 173 kg of cannabis were seized Sunday and Monday in Tlemcen and El Bayadh by a detachment of the People's National Army (ANP) in coordination with units of the National Gendarmerie, the National Defence Ministry announced Tuesday in a communiqué.

3.1-magnitude quake hits Batna

Monday, 22 May 2017 10:28
ALGIERS- A 3.1-magnitude quake on the Richter scale took place Sunday at 08:52 p.m. (local time) in the province of Batna, said the Astronomy, Astrophysics and Geophysics Research Center (CRAAG) in a communiqué.
ALGIERS-Deputy Minister for National Defence and Chief of Staff of the People's National Army, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah will be on a working and inspection visit to 4th Military Region as from Sunday, the National Defence Ministry announced in a communiqué.
ALGIERS- Nine smugglers from Mauritanian nationality were arrested and a quantity of munitions of various calibers was seized Thursday, in Tindouf, by a detachment of the People’s National Army said Friday, the ministry of National Defence in a communiqué.