Official Statement of MND
24th November 2021

Operational report of the PNA from 17th to 23rd November 2021

      Within the dynamics of the continuous efforts in the fight against terrorism and against multifaceted organized crime, units and detachments of the People's National Army carried out, from the 17th to the 23rd of November 2021, several operations that led to quality results reflecting the high professionalism, vigilance and permanent availability of our Armed Forces throughout the national territory:

      As part of the fight against terrorism, detachments of the People's National Army arrested (04) elements of support to terrorist groups in separate operations across the national territory, while another PNA detachment discovered and destroyed (05) casemates, (21) homemade bombs and (81) kilograms of explosive substances during a search operation in Boumerdes.

      Within the framework of the fight against organized crime and in the dynamics of 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 security services throughout the 2nd and 3rd Military Regions, (09) drug traffickers and foiled attempts to introduce huge quantities of drugs via the borders with Morocco, amounting to (19) quintals and (46) kilograms of treated kif, while (25) other drug traffickers were arrested in their possession (211) kilograms of the same substance and (35,594) psychotropic tablets seized in various operations carried out across the other Military Regions.



      In addition, detachments of the People's National Army intercepted, in Tamanrasset, In Guezzam, Bordj Badji Mokhtar, Djanet and Tindouf, (247) individuals and seized one (01) Kalashnikov-type submachine gun, (05) ammunition loaders , (21) vehicles, (259) generators, (182) jackhammers, (05) metal detectors, quantities of explosives, detonation tools and other equipment used in illicit gold mining operations, as well as (53) tons of mixture of raw gold and stones, while (10) other individuals were arrested, (18) hunting rifles, (28) tons of foodstuffs intended for smuggling and (46) quintals of tobacco were seized in Batna, Setif, Tiaret, Adrar, Biskra and Laghouat. Likewise, attempts to smuggle quantities of fuel amounting to (10,273) liters were foiled in Tebessa, El-Tarf, Souk Ahras and Tindouf.


      In another context, Coast Guards foiled attempts at illegal emigration on our national coasts and rescued (231) individuals on board artisanal boats, while (58) illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested in Ghardaia, Djanet, Tlemcen, Mascara and Bechar.

Operation Events Report
Fight against terrorism Elements of support for terrorist groups 04
Artisanal Bombs destroyed 21
Terrorist Casemates destroyed 05
Explosive substances destroyed (Kg) 81
Borders security and fight against smuggling and organized crime Arrest of drug traffickers 34
Seizure of treated kif (Kg) 2,157
Seizure of psychotropic tablets 35,594
Arrest of people (related to smuggling and illegal gold mining) 257
Seizure of generator sets 259
Seizure of jackhammers 182
Seizure of metal detectors 05
Raw gold and stones mixture (tons) 53
Seizure of fire guns 19
Seizure of vehicles 21
Seizure of Foodstuffs (tons) 28
Seizure of fuel (litre) 10,273
Seizure of tobacco (quintals) 46
Fight against illegal immigration Arrest of illegal emigrants aboard artisanal boats 231
Arrest of illegal immigrants from different nationalities 58

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