Internal Security Update (19 – 26 February 2018)
In the week of 16 – 26 February 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 1,161 operations, wherein 4,921 persons have been detained of which, 1,002 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 259, radical left 28, DEAS 53, FETO 646), 3,844 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 91 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
In addition 845 persons have been detained and charged with protests and terror propaganda in connection with and against the Afrin operation since its inception, 648 who have participated in terror propaganda through social media and 197 in protests.
Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 31 terrorists, have been neutralized (3 killed, 7 captured alive, 21 have surrendered).
26 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 7 provinces, namely Mardin, Tunceli, Sirnak, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Hakkari and Van
32 weapons of which 15 heavy (1 Rockets, 12 Kalashnikoff, 1 Bixi, 1 M-16) have been confiscated along with following materials:
- 1,441 kg substance used to make explosives
- 23 Hand-grenades
- 2,158 rounds of various calibre ammunition
- 8 IED’s
In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2,885 operations various substances with the street value of 21.198.340.- TL has been confiscated.
► 1,301 kg Marijuana,
► 214 kg Heroin
► 11,23 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance
► 17,28 kg Methamphetamine,
► 347,574 Narcotic pills,
► 147 roots of Cannabis
In addition, below were confiscated within these operations, with the market value of 4.424.534.- TL.
► 588,822 illegal cigarettes
► 60,556 litres of illegal fuel
Within these operations, 3,844 suspects have been detained.
According to fight against drugs, “Narko-Metruk-2” operation conducted on 21 February 2018 in 81 cities. 15.859 person questioned 120 persons captured.
According to fight against illegal tobacco, “Duman-3” operation conducted on 24 February 2018. 192 person taken into custody.
During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 423 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 251 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.
WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 41,152 irregular migrants, out of which 384 were at sea, were caught and 91 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.