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Internal Security Update (07-14 May 2018)

Internal Security Update (07-14 May 2018)

In the week of 07-14 May 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 1.821 operations, wherein 4.840 persons have been detained of which, 1.123 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 132, radical left 2, DEAS 22, FETO 967), 3.634 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 83 in the fight against human trafficking and irregular migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week a total of 24 terrorists, have been neutralized (1 killed, 14 captured alive, 9 have surrendered).

7 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 Hakkari, Bitlis, Sirnak, Tunceli, Mardin and Kahramanmaras

6 weapons of which 5 heavy (5 Kalashnikoff ) have been confiscated along with following materials:

  • 20 Hand-grenades
  • 533 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 532 kg explosive substance
  • 10 handmade mine

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.656 operations have been confiscated.

►    259 kg Marijuana,

►    206 kg Heroin

►    16 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance

►    2 kg Methamphetamine,

►    30.845 Ecstasy pill

►    351.537 Captagon

►    12.581 roots of Cannabis

In addition, below were confiscated within these operations,

► 512.244 illegal cigarettes

► 70.108 litres of illegal fuel

Within these operations 3.634 suspects have been detained.

Continuation of peace and security environment with the participation of 17,318 personnel in railway stations and bus terminals nationwide on 10/05/2018 for the seizure of criminal evidence in the case of wanted persons detention, deterrence of crime aimed mainly in public order, terror, narcotics and trafficking ‘BUS TERMINALS / TRAIN GARS AND STATIONS APPLICATION’ was done. As a result of the application, 119,737 persons were checked, 301 wanted persons and 36 wanted vehicles were caught.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 1.327 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 588 people were identified and judicial procedures have been initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING IRREGULAR MIGRATION; 8.452 irregular migrants, out of which 836 were at sea, were caught and 83 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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