Internal Security Update (05 – 12 March 2018)
In the week of 05-12/March/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 1.116 operations, wherein 5.026 persons have been detained of which, 1.107 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 262, radical left 10, DEAS 95, FETO 740), 3.783 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 136 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.
Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 13 terrorists, have been neutralized (1 killed, 7 captured alive, 5 have surrendered).
21 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 6 provinces, namely Mardin, Tunceli, Hakkari, Bitlis, Batman and Diyarbakir
21 weapons of which 14 heavy (8 Kalashnikoff, 1 M-16, 1 Docka, 4 Rockets) have been confiscated along with following materials:
- 172 Kg substance used to make explosives
- 46 Hand-grenades
- 944 rounds of various calibre ammunition
- 9 handmade mine
In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.756 operations various substances with street value of 12.827.832 TL have been confiscated.
► 979 kg Marijuana,
► 96 kg Heroin
► 1,3 kg Cocaine
► 2,83 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance
► 6,1kg Methamphetamine,
► 366.426 Narcotic pills,
► 535 roots of Cannabis
In addition, below were confiscated within these operations, with market value of 4.765.864 TL.
► 648.407 illegal cigarettes
► 45,403 litres of illegal fuel
Within these operations, 3,738 suspects have been detained.
During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 635 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 290 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.
WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 5.371 irregular migrants, out of which 389 were at sea, were caught and 136 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.