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Gendarmes Steal, Sell Police Machine Gun, Confiscated Rifles in Algeria

11 October 2008

El Khabar (Algeria)

2 National Gendarmerie agents have been arrested after being charged of stealing 2 weapons a National Gendarmerie brigade in Oum Bouaghi province eastern Algeria. Both defendants have stolen PA arms, and several rifles. These arms have been withdrawn from citizens in the 90's, while one gun machine belonged to the National Gendarmerie, a local source said. According to the investigation clues, the arms have been sold for an amount exceeding 100 thousand AD each. They... (

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International Gun Trafficking Network Said Dismantled in Algeria

25 February 2007


An international arms trafficking network was recently dismantled in Constantine, east of Algiers, local media reported on Saturday. A total of 165 rifles of different calibers, 995 cartridges, a sum of 30,300 euros (39,390 U.S. dollars), a camping-coach and two motor vehicles were seized by the Algerian security forces, according to Algerian daily Liberte. A French national, two Tunisians and 24 Algerians implicated in this affair have been put into prison, whereas... (

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