Official Statement of MND
25th August 2021

Operational report of the PNA from 18th to 24th August 2021

      Within the framework of the noble missions of defence and security of the national territory against all forms of threats, detachments and units of People's National Army carried out, from 18th to 24th August 2021, numerous operations which testify the infallible commitment of our Armed Forces to preserve peace and security in our country:

      Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, detachments of the People's National Army arrested (09) elements of support to terrorist groups in separate operations across the national territory, while another PNA detachment discovered and destroyed one (01) homemade bomb in the region of Bougara - Blida.

      Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and within the dynamics of the intense efforts to thwart the scourge of drug trafficking in our country, combined detachments of the People's National Army have arrested, in coordination with the various 2nd and 3rd Military Regions’ security services, (03) drug traffickers and seized (316.5) kilograms of treated kif that the criminal gangs attempted to introduce across the borders with Morocco, while (10) other drug traffickers were arrested and (108.5) kilograms of the same substance as well as (15,055) psychotropic tablets were seized, in various operations carried out across the different Military Regions.



      In another context, PNA detachments’ intercepted, in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam and Bordj Badji Mokhtar, (178) individuals and seized (38) vehicles, (177) generators, (115) jackhammers, (08) metal detectors, quantities of explosives, detonation tools and other equipment used in illicit gold mining operations, as well as (52) tonnes of mixed stones and raw gold and (68) tonnes of foodstuffs, while (119) quintals of tobacco were seized in Biskra and Ouargla. Similarly, attempts to smuggle quantities of fuel amounting to (9,130) litres were foiled in Tebessa, El-Tarf, Souk Ahras and Tindouf.

      In addition, the Coast Guards thwarted illegal emigration attempts on the national coasts of (52) individuals aboard craft-built boats, while (84) illegal immigrants of different nationalities were apprehended. in Tlemcen, Oran, Tindouf and Biskra.

Operation Events Report
Fight Against Terrorism Elements of support for arrested terrorist groups 09
Discovery and destruction of homemade bombs 01
Borders security and fight against smuggling and organized crime Arrest of drug traffickers 13
Seizure of treated kif (kg) 425
Seizure of psychotropic tablets 15.055
Arrest of people (within smuggling and illegal gold mining operation) 178
Seizure of generator sets 177
Seizure of jackhammers 115
Seizure of metal detectors 08
Seizure of raw gold and stone mixture (tons) 52
Seizure of foodstuffs (tons) 68
Seizure of tobacco (quintals) 119
Seizure of vehicles 38
Seizure of fuel (litre) 9130
Fight against illegal immigration Arrest of illegal emigrants on board artisanal boats 52
Arrest of illegal immigrants from different nationalities 84

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