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Internal Security Update (26-02 March 2018)

Internal Security Update (26-02 March 2018)

In the week of 26-02 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 1.385 operations, wherein 4.845 persons have been detained of which, 1.091 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 206, radical left 13, DEAS 19, FETO 853), 3.679 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 75 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 61 terrorists, have been neutralized (40 killed, 10 captured alive, 11 have surrendered).

28 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 9 provinces, namely Diyarbakir, Batman, Hakkari, Siirt, Adiyaman, Mardin, Tunceli, Osmaniye and Bingol

55 weapons of which 48 heavy (25 Kalashnikoff, 2 Dragunov, 14 M-16, 4 Rocket, 2 Docka 1 Bixi, ) have been confiscated along with following materials:

  • 245 Kg substance used to make explosives
  • 42 Hand-grenades
  • 014 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 3 handmade mine

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.683 operations various substances with street value of 28.141.714 TL have been confiscated.

►    1.542 kg Marijuana,

►    403 kg Heroin

►    1,61 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance

►    12,77 kg Methamphetamine,

►    295.985 Narcotic pills,

►    1.233 roots of Cannabis

In addition, below were confiscated within these operations, with market value of 4.333.942 TL.

► 423.313 illegal cigarettes

► 104.825 litres of illegal fuel

Within these operations 3.679 suspects have been detained.

In order to ensure general public order and to prevent the actions of terrorist organizations and to provide an environment of peace and security for our citizens, on 30 March 2018, 55 369 staff, 9,249 teams with 7,040 points in 218 sensitive element of the dog “Türkiye Güven Huzur-11” is made of applications.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 454 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 242 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 6.176 irregular migrants, out of which 826 were at sea, were caught and 75 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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