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Internal Security Update (04-11 June 2018)

Internal Security Update (04-11 June 2018)

In the week of 04-11 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 1.683 operations, wherein 4.491 persons were detained of which, 771 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 234, radical left 8, DEAS 37, FETO 492), 3.606 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 114 in the fight against human trafficking and illegal migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week, a total of 69 terrorists, were neutralized (40 killed, 17 captured alive, 12 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.

24 weapons of which 21 are heavy (7  M-16, 1 Machine Gun, 2 Rocket,  1 Dragunov, 10 Kalashnikoff) were confiscated along with following materials:

  • 26 Hand-grenades
  • 4.320 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 8 handmade mines

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

►    228 kg Marijuana,

►    209 kg Heroin,

►    3,06 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance,

►    142.974 Ecstasy pills,

►    421 Captagon,

►    0,65 kg Methamphetamine,

►    75.014 roots of Cannabis.

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

► 835.311 illegal cigarettes

► 98.504 litres of illegal fuel

3.606 suspects were detained.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 624 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 306 people were identified and judicial procedures were initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING ILLEGAL MIGRATION; 4.191 illegal migrants, out of which 638 were at sea, were caught and 114 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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