Internal Security Update (26 – 05 March 2018)
In the week of 26-05/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 1,079 operations, wherein 4.698 persons have been detained of which, 1.064 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 216, radical left 37, DEAS 46, FETO 765), 3.530 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 104 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 20 terrorists, have been neutralized (7 killed, 5 captured alive, 8 have surrendered).
27 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, Tokat, Sirnak, Bitlis, Bingol and Diyarbakir
27 weapons of which 24 heavy (1 Bixi, 20 Kalashnikoff, 3 Dragunov) have been confiscated along with following materials:
- 578 Kg substance used to make explosives
- 17 Hand-grenades
- 526 rounds of various calibre ammunition
- 1 handmade mine
In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2,885 operations various substances with street value of 27.587.239 TL have been confiscated.
► 2.148 kg Marijuana,
► 250 kg Heroin
► 0,2 kg Cocaine
► 3,1 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance
► 8,2 kg Methamphetamine,
► 661.394 Narcotic pills,
► 2.416 roots of Cannabis
In addition, below were confiscated within these operations, with market value of 2.879.212 TL.
► 365,241 illegal cigarettes
► 64,505 litres of illegal fuel
Within these operations, 3,530 suspects have been detained.
According to fight against drugs, “TÜRKİYE GÜVEN HUZUR – 10” operation conducted on 2 March 2018 in 81 cities.
During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 690 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 169 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.
WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 2.915 irregular migrants, out of which 263 were at sea, were caught and 104 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.