Actualities | 15th Mars 2022 :
Organization of a National Seminar on the fight against looting and trafficking of meteorites at the National Institute for Forensic Evidence and Criminology of the National Gendarmerie in Bouchaoui
The Director General of the National Institute for Forensic Evidence and Criminology of the National Gendarmerie in Bouchaoui presided over the opening ceremony of the National Seminar entitled "The fight against looting and trafficking of meteorites" on Tuesday 15 March 2022, in the presence of officers and executives representing the Ministry of National Defence, representatives of the Ministries of the Interior and Local Authorities, Justice, Energy and Mines, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Culture and Arts as well as representatives of the Algerian Space Agency, the Thematic Agency for Research in Science and Technology, the National Geological and Mining Research Company, the General Directorate of Customs and the General Directorate of National Security.
The aim of this seminar is to strengthen cooperation between the various national structures active in this field in order to optimise the fight against meteorite trafficking, particularly in its legal aspect, and to publicise Algeria's geological potential and the prospects for rare mineral prospecting. This constitutes an anticipatory phase aimed at protecting the natural and mineral resources available in Algeria through the development of methods of analysis and identification of these minerals.