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Internal Security Update (06-13 August 2018)

Internal Security Update (06-13 August 2018)

In the week of 06-13 July 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 2.218 operations, wherein 4.096 persons were detained of which, 483 persons for aiding and abetting members of terrorist organizations or for being connected with terror organizations (PKK/KCK 128, radical left 4, DEAS 39, FETO 312),  3.489 persons in connection with narcotics and smuggling and 124 in the fight against human trafficking and illegal migration.

Also within the scope of these operations over the past week, a total of 47 terrorists, were neutralized (35 killed, 3 captured alive, 9 surrendered).

3 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 Tunceli, Hakkari and Bitlis.

39 weapons of which 33 are heavy (3 Rocket, 5  M-16, 25 Kalashnikoff) were confiscated along with following materials:

  • 31 Hand-grenades
  • 1.329 rounds of various calibre ammunition
  • 7 handmade mines
  • 160 kg explosive.

In the fight against narcotics, drugs and smuggling activities during 2.183 operations the following were confiscated:

►    560 kg Marijuana,

►    422 kg Heroin,

►    891 kg Cocaine,

►    23 kg Opium,

►    2,1 kg Synthetic Cannabinoid Substance,

►   1.73 kg Methamphetamine

►   4.010 Ecstasy pills,

►    1.525 Captagon,

►    4.5 kg Methamphetamine,

►    219.759 roots of Cannabis.

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

► 355.487 illegal cigarettes

► 23.030 litres of illegal fuel

 3.489 suspects were detained.

During cyber crime prevention activities; investigation into 402 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 292 people were identified and judicial procedures were initiated.

WITHIN THE SCOPE OF COMBATING ILLEGAL MIGRATION; 6.567 illegal migrants, out of which 308 were at sea, were caught and 124 organizers of human trafficking and illegal migrants were detained.

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