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Internal Security Update ( 09-16 April 2018 )

Internal Security Update ( 09-16 April 2018 )

In the week of 09-16 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 1.487 operations, wherein 4.885 persons have been detained of which, 947 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 149, radical left 21, DEAS 75, FETO 702), 3.601 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 164 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 38 terrorists, have been neutralized (18 killed, 6 captured alive, 14 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 7 provinces, namely Tunceli, Sirnak, Bitlis, Hakkari, Mus, Van and Bingol

18 weapons of which 13 heavy (8 Kalashnikoff, 1 Dragunov, 3 M-16 1 Bixi ) have been confiscated along with following materials:

  • 7 Hand-grenades
  • 145 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 2 handmade mine

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.697 operations have been confiscated.

►    712 kg Marijuana,

►    194 kg Heroin

►    17 kg Cocaine

►    2,2 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance

►    31 kg Methamphetamine,

►    1.151.234 Narcotic pills,

►    2.062  roots of Cannabis


In addition, below were confiscated within these operations,

► 386.313illegal cigarettes

► 146.258 litres of illegal fuel

Within these operations 3.774 suspects have been detained.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 461 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 216  people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 5.522 irregular migrants, out of which 1.107 were at sea, were caught and 164 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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