Official Statement of MND
10th March 2021

Operational report of PNA from 3rd to 9th March 2021

      Within the dynamics of the efforts aiming to establish security and serenity throughout the national territory, units and detachments of People's National Army carried out, during the period from 3rd to 9th March 2021, several operations, that the results denote the high professionalism and unwavering commitment of our Armed Forces to preserve and to protect our country against all forms of security threats and related scourges:

      Within the framework of the fight against terrorism, detachments of People's National Army arrested (02) elements of support for terrorist groups in Jijel and Bejaia, while (02) casemates for terrorists and (03) homemade bombs were discovered and destroyed in Tzi-Ouzou, M'sila and Skikda.

      Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and as a continuation of the intense efforts to eradicate the drug trafficking scourge in our country, combined detachments of PNA intercepted, in coordination with the different security services in numerous operations carried out through the various Military Regions, (34) drug traffickers and seized large quantities of treated kif amounting to (15) quintals and (87) kilograms, that the criminal gangs attempted to introduce across our borders with Morocco.

      As such, detachments of PNA and National Gendarmerie services and Border Guards arrested, during separate operations in the territories of the 2nd and 3rd Military Regions, (23) drug traffickers and seized (15) quintals and (44) kilograms of treated kif, while (11) drug traffickers were apprehended and (43) kilograms of the same substance, as well as (17.714) psychotropic tablets were seized in various operations carried out in other Military Regions.

  

  

      In addition, detachments of PNA intercepted, in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Djanet, (334) individuals and seized (12) vehicles, (370) generators, (176) jackhammers, detonation tools and other equipment used in illicit gold mining operations, as well as (260) bags of raw gold and stones mixture, while (09) other individuals were arrested, (03) hunting rifles, (02) automatic pistols, (45.900) units of tobacco and (7200) units of pyrotechnic articles were seized during separate operations carried out in Ouargla, El-Oued, Biskra, Setif, Mila and Adrar. Likewise, smuggle attempts of large quantities of fuel amounting to (18.050) litres were thwarted in Tebessa, El-Tarf, Souk Ahras, Bordj Badji Mokhtar and Djanet.


      In another context, Coast Guards thwarted illegal emigration attempts of (39) individuals, aboard artisanal boat in Annaba and El-Tarf, while (123) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were arrested in Djanet, Tlemcen, Tamanrasset, Tebessa, Naama and Relizane.

Operation Events Report
Fight against terrorism Arrest of elements of support for terrorist groups 02
Discovery and destruction of handmade bombs 03
Discovery and destruction of casemates for terrorists 02
Borders security and fight against smuggling and organized crime Arrest of drug traffickers 34
Seizure of treated kif (kg) 1.587
Seizure if psychotropic tablets 17.714
Arrest of people (within the framework of smuggling illegal gold mining) 343
Seizure of fire guns 05
Seizure of jackhammers 176
Seizure of generator sets 370
Seizure of tobacco (units) 45.900
Stones and raw gold mixture (bags) 260
Seizure of vehicles 12
Seizure of fuel (litre) 18.050
Seizure of pyrotechnical items (unit) 7.200
Fight against illegal immigration Arrest of illegal emigrants on board artisanal boat 39
Arrest of illegal immigrants from different nationalities 123
   


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