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Internal Security Update (28-04 June 2018)

Internal Security Update (28-04 June 2018)

In the week of 28-04 June 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 performed 1.419 operations, wherein 4.204 persons were detained of which, 730 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 232, radical left 9, DEAS 43, FETO 446), 3.403 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 71 in the fight against human trafficking and illegal migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week, a total of 30 terrorists, were neutralized (14 killed, 5 captured alive, 11 surrendered).

12 caves, shelters, storage and other positions were rendered unusable and explosives, weapons, ammunitions and other materials were confiscated during the operations in 3 provinces, namely Bitlis, Diyarbakir and Van.

19 weapons of which 15 are heavy (2  M-16, 2 Dragunov, 11 Kalashnikoff) were confiscated along with following materials:

  • 36 Hand-grenades
  • 950 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 56 handmade mines
  • 1.027 kg explosive

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.557 operations the following were confiscated:

►    2,116 kg Marijuana,

►    80 kg Heroin,

►    1.1 kg Cocaine,

►    1.1 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance,

►    4.440 Ecstasy pills,

►    74.284 Captagon,

►    0,5 kg Methamphetamine,

►    44.339 roots of Cannabis.

In addition, below items were also confiscated in these operations,

► 475.404 illegal cigarettes

► 28.884 litres of illegal fuel

3.403 suspects were detained.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 575 social media accounts were 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 337  people were identified and judicial procedures were initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING ILLEGAL MIGRATION; 4.782 illegal migrants, out of which 68 were at sea, were caught and 71 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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