Algeria – Several off-road vehicles, motorcycles and rifles were seized in several wilayas of the country by elements of the ANP and the National Gendarmerie, said today, Monday, November 05, 2018, the Ministry of National Defense (DND) in a news release.
"As part of the fight against smuggling and organized crime, a detachment of the ANP seized, on November 4, 2018 in In Guezzam / 6Region militaire, four (4) off-road vehicles, five (5) ) motorcycles, detonation tools, eleven (11) generators, seven (7) jackhammers, four (4) metal detectors and three (3) tons of foodstuffs, "states the same source.
In addition, elements of the National Gendarmerie intercepted in Oran / 2nd RM, Batna and Jijel / 5th RM "nine (9) individuals in their possession seven (7) shotguns and one (1) shotgun . "
Other elements belonging to the same security corps also arrested in Sétif and Oum El Bouaghi / 5th RM "three (3) smugglers and seized 12 quintals of tobacco leaves and (14.660) units of pyrotechnic articles", adds the DND release.
In El Ghazaouet / 2nd RM Coastguards foiled an attempt to smuggle "(33) people into a rubber boat, while fifty-eight (58) illegal immigrants of different nationalities arrested at Tamanrasset / 6th RM. "