Internal Security Update (8 – 15 January 2018)
In the week of 8-15/January/2018, within the framework of domestic security operations over the past week, around Turkey, Gendarmerie Special Operations (JOH), Police Special Operations (POH) and Gendarmerie Commando Forces together with Turkish Armed Forces air and land units have performed 1,299 operations, wherein 5,671 persons have been detained of which, 986 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 183, radical left 11, DEAS 71, FETO 721), 4,608 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 77 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 19 terrorists have been neutralized (2 killed, 9 captured alive, 8 have surrendered) out of which 2 were allegedly Emir’s (Leaders) of DEAS.
79 caves, storage and other places were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 11 provinces, namely Batman, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Hakkari, Mardin, Mus, Siirt, Sirnak, Tokat, Tunceli, Van.
24 weapons of which 14 heavy and long-range have been confiscated along with following materials:
- 1,168 kg substance used to make explosives
- 30 Hand-grenades
- 3,682 rounds of various calibre ammunition
- 19 IED’s
In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 3,150 operations various substances with street value of 42,073,007.- TL have been confiscated.
► 1,896 kg Marijuana,
► 698 kg Heroin
► 19 kg Cocaine
► 12 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance
► 12kg Methamphetamine,
►12,932 Narcotic pills,
► 67 roots of Cannabis
►653,000 illegal cigarettes
►19,659 litres of illegal fuel
Within these operations 4,608 suspects have been detained.
During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 922 social media accounts have been made for terror and terrorist organization propaganda, hate speech and hostility towards individuals, insulting senior members of state, attacking the integrity and sovereignty of the state and threat to public, out of which 227 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.
WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 505 persons at sea out of 4,612 irregular migrants were caught and 77 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.