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Crime & Justice 2013-02-11

Algeria dismantles arms trafficking network

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Algerian security forces arrested ten suspected members of an arms and ammunition trafficking network in El Bayadh APS reported on Sunday (February 10th).

The investigation reportedly began after a 35-year-old bus driver was arrested for selling ammunition at a weekly market.

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    DEKLI NASREDDINE 2013-2-12

    Arms trafficking has become the greatest threat against the security of this country. The dictator Kadhafi’s legacy is disastrous for the entire region—to the point that ammunitions are being sold at the weekly markets. The eradication of the support networks for this scourge should be a top strategic priority for all security forces of the region. The only way to face this effectively is to create a joint force with the neighbouring countries to be deployed all along the borders. This would also allow us to pool our human and material resources. It must be empowered to intervene on both sides of the borders in order to limit the traffickers’ ability to move freely. No country is capable of defeating these networks alone.