Over 86 smuggling attempts foiled between July 16 and 22 (IM)
24/07/2017 13:28, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – Over 86 smuggling attempts, several arrests and a quantity of seized goods and shotguns are the record of the security campaign conducted by the National Guard units between July 16 and 22.

In a press release, the Interior Ministry specifies that the value of the contraband merchandise is estimated at nearly 3 million dinars.

In addition, some 965 wanted people were arrested during this security campaign.

The campaign also resulted in the arrest of five sought-after takfiri elements and eight others suspected of belonging to a terrorist organisation and the seizure of 63 sought-after vehicles and trucks as well as 20 shotguns and 209 cartridges of different calibres held without authorisation.

According to the same source, nine attempts to illegally cross the land and sea borders were also thwarted leading to the arrest of ten individuals.

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