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 24th to 30th March 2021, several operations, with the results that 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 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 numerous operations executed through different Military Regions, (33) drug traffickers and seized large quantities of treated kif amounting to (16) quintals and (74.5) kilograms, which the criminal gangs attempted to introduce across the borders with the 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, (13) drug traffickers including (01) of Moroccan nationality and seized (14) quintals and (38.5) kilograms of treated kif, while (20) drug traffickers were apprehended and (236) kilograms of the same substance, as well as (29,204) 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, Djanet and In Amenas, (455) individuals and seized (27) vehicles, (356) generators, (145) jackhammers, detonation tools and other equipment used in illegal gold mining operations, as well as (19.3) tonnes of raw gold and stones mixture and (5.25) tonnes of foodstuffs, while (12) other individuals were arrested, and (11) hunting rifles, (02) automatic pistols, (2,309) hunting rifle cartridges, (1,900,800) units of pyrotechnic items , (432) smart phones, (23,250) units of tobacco were seized during separate operations carried out in Ouargla, El-Oued, Ghardaia, Djelfa, Tipaza and Tiaret. Likewise, smuggle attempts of large quantities of fuel amounting to (19,389) litres were foiled in Tebessa, El-Tarf, Souk Ahras, Ouargla and Tindouf.
In another context, Coast Guards thwarted illegal emigration attempts and rescued (197) individuals who were on board craft-built boats in Chlef, Tipaza, Oran, In Temouchent, Mostaganem and Tlemcen, while (155) illegal immigrants from different nationalities including (10) of Moroccan nationality were apprehended in Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Adrar, Tlemcen, El Bayadh and In Amenas.
|Borders security and fight against smuggling and organized crime
||Arrest of drug traffickers
|Seizure of treated kif (kg)
|Seizure of psychotropic tablets
|Arrest of people (within smuggling illegal gold mining)
|Seizure of fire guns
|Seizure of hunting rifle cartridges
|Seizure of jackhammers
|Seizure of generator sets
|Seizure of pyrotechnic items (unit)
|Seizure of tobacco (unit)
|Raw gold and stones mixture (tonne)
|Seizure of vehicles
|Seizure of fuel (litre)
|Seizure of smart phones
|Seizure of foodstuff (tonne)
|Fight against illegal immigration
||Illegal emigration candidate
|Arrest of illegal immigrants from different nationalities