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Internal Security Update ( 02-09 April 2018 )

Internal Security Update ( 02-09 April 2018 )

In the week of 02-09 April 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 1.502 operations, wherein 4.610 persons have been detained of which, 842 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 244, radical left 9, DEAS 28, FETO 561), 3.601 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 167 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 43 terrorists, have been neutralized (25 killed, 8 captured alive, 10 have surrendered).

61 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 10 provinces, namely Sirnak, Bitlis, Diyarbakir, Hakkari, Mus, Mardin, Siirt, Tunceli, Van and Bingol

47weapons of which 40 heavy (28 Kalashnikoff, 1 Dragunov, 7 M-16, 1 Rocket, 2 Docka 1 Bixi ) have been confiscated along with following materials:

  • 1,5 Ton substance used to make explosives
  • 43 Hand-grenades
  • 480 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 49 handmade mine

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.683 operations have been confiscated.

►    2.677 kg Marijuana,

►    726 kg Heroin

►    46 kg Cocaine

►    0,3 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance

►    2 kg Methamphetamine,

►    250.228 Narcotic pills,

►    6.911  roots of Cannabis

In addition, below were confiscated within these operations,

► 486.746 illegal cigarettes

► 57.965 litres of illegal fuel

Within these operations 3.601 suspects have been detained.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 337 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 154  people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 13.502 irregular migrants, out of which 360 were at sea, were caught and 167 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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