Six drug traffickers apprehended, 24.5kg of cannabis resin seized in country’s South
Six drug traffickers apprehended, 24.5kg of cannabis resin seized in country’s South

ALGIERS- Six drug traffickers were apprehended and 24.5 kg of cannabis resin, as well as 142,000 psychotropic tablets were seized by units of the national gendarmerie and the border guards Saturday, in Tlemcen and Oran said Sunday, the ministry of national defence in a communiqué.

“As part of strengthening border security and the fight against organized crime, units of the national gendarmerie and the border guards apprehended, on 25 march 2017, in Tlemcen and Oran (2nd military region), six (6) drug traffickers and seized 24.5 kilograms of cannabis resin, six (6) vehicles and 142,000 psychotropic tablets, whereas a truck loaded with 24.5 quintals of tobacco was seized in Biskra (4th military region),” said the communiqué.

In Bordj Baji Mokhtar and Ain Guezzam (6th military region), detachments of the People’s National Army “seized five 05 trucks, three (3) all-terrain vehicles, 30.5 tons of foodstuffs, 15,000 litres of cooking oil, 49,920 units of detergent products and two (2) metal detectors,” said the source.

Furthermore, detachments of the Army and units of the national gendarmerie “intercepted, in Illizi (4th military region) and El Tarf (5th military region), sixteen illegal immigrants from various nationalities,” concluded the communiqué.

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