Official Statement of MND
17th March 2021

Operational report of PNA from 10th to 16th March 2021

      Within the dynamic of 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 10th to 16th March 2021, numerous 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 two (02) elements of support for terrorist groups in Tébessa and Tissemsilt, while another detachment discovered and destroyed, in Mila, (04) casemates for terrorists containing one (01) homemade bomb, a quantity of ammunition amounting to (99 bullets), chemicals and tools used in explosives manufacturing, as well as foodstuff.

      In the same context, (03) homemade bombs were destroyed in Medea and Jijel, while one (01) submachine gun type Kalashnikov and (02) ammunition magazines were discovered in In Amenas.

      Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and as a continuation of the intense efforts to eradicate drug trafficking scourge in our country, combined detachments of PNA intercepted, in coordination with the various security services in different operations executed through Military Regions, (31) drug traffickers and seized large quantities of treated kif amounting to (14) quintals and (22) kilograms, that the criminal gangs attempted to introduce across the borders with Morocco .

      As such, detachments of PNA and the services of the National Gendarmerie and the Border Guards arrested, during separate operations in the territories of the 2nd and 3rd Military Regions, (11) drug traffickers and seized (13) quintals and (68.5) kilograms of treated kif, while (20) drug traffickers were apprehended and (53.5) kilograms of the same substance, as well as (32480) psychotropic tablets were seized in various operations carried out in the other Military Regions.



      In addition, detachments of PNA intercepted, in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam Badji Mokhtar, Djanet and In Amenas, (171) individuals and seized (30) vehicles, (131) generator sets, (78) jackhammers, detonation tools and other equipment used in illegal gold mining operations, as well as (50) bags of raw gold and stones mixture and (68.8) tonnes of foodstuffs, while (13) other individuals were arrested, and (07) hunting rifles, (01) automatic pistol, (275.5) kilograms of black powder, (1385) shotgun cartridges, (1110) units of tobacco, (14400) units of pyrotechnics items and (5391) units of different drinks were seized during separate operations carried out in Ouargla, El-Oued, Biskra, Oum El Bouaghi, Guelma, Batna and Rélizane. Likewise, smuggle attempts of large quantities of fuel amounting to (18252) litres were foiled in Tébessa, El-Tarf, Souk Ahras, Tindouf and Bordj Badji Mokhtar.

      In another context, the Coast Guard thwarted illegal emigration attempts and rescued (99) individuals including (18) from Moroccan nationality, who were on board artisanal boats in Chlef, Oran, In Témouchent and Mostaganem, while (177) illegal immigrants from different nationalities were apprehended in In Salah, In Amenas, Tlemcen and Béchar.


Operation Events Report
Fight against terrorism Arrest of elements of support for terrorist groups 02
Discovery and destruction of handmade bombs 04
Discovery and destruction of casemates for terrorists 04
Seizure of submachine gun type Kalashnikov 01
Borders security and fight against smuggling and organized crime Arrest of drug traffickers 31
Seizure of treated kif (kg) 1422
Seizure of psychotropic tablets 32480
Arrest of people (within the framework of smuggling and illegal gold mining) 184
Seizure of fire guns 08
Seizure of jackhammers 78
Seizure of generator sets 131
Seizure of tobacco (units) 1110
Seizure of stones and raw gold mixture (bags) 50
Seizure of vehicles 30
Seizure of fuel (litre) 18252
Seizure of pyrotechnic items (unit) 14400
Seizure of foodstuff (tonne) 68,8
Seizure of drinks (unit) 5391
Fight against illegal immigration Arrest of illegal emigrants on board artisanal boat 99
Arrest illegal immigrants from different nationalities 177

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