Turkey orders the arrest of 82 soldiers for alleged coup | The World | DW

The Izmir Prosecutor’s Office ordered this Tuesday (12/01/2020) the arrest of 82 soldiers on suspicion of belonging to the brotherhood of the exiled preacher Fethullah Gülen, whom the Turkish government accuses of having instigated the attempted coup in 2016.

At least 63 suspects have already been detained in an operation that spans 39 of the country’s 81 provinces, state news agency Anadolu said.

Seventy suspects are active officers, while the rest were retired or had been expelled by decree.

On the other hand, a court in Izmir on Tuesday ordered the dismissal of 848 members of the Air Forces to be investigated for alleged links with the Gülen network, including high-ranking officers.

Last Thursday a court in Ankara sentenced 333 soldiers and four civilians to life imprisonment for their participation in the coup.

Since the attempted coup, some 80,000 people have been awaiting trial and some 150,000 civil servants, military personnel and others have been fired or suspended. Furthermore, more than 20,000 people have been expelled from the Turkish army alone.

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Dembélé’s uncle arrested in Barcelona for showing false documentation

Malick Dembélé was arrested this Friday by the Urban Guard. He is the uncle of the FC Barcelona footballer Ousmane Dembélé, with whom he lives with a friend from ‘Mosquito’, and has been involved in a strange situation. First, because the electric car in which I was driving on the Ronda de Dalt has caught fire, an unusual event; and later, because he has presented false documentation, which is why the Urban Guard has detained him, according to information published by ‘El País’.


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The events took place around 7:00 p.m. in one of the main arteries of the Catalan capital. The engine of his vehicle has started to spark and several drivers have alerted him and pulled him out of the electric car, remaining on the shoulder. The vehicle has finally caught fire and has had to be shut down by firefighters.

It was then that the Guàrdia Urbana arrived, which logically asked for the documentation. And they have found that the photograph did not coincide with Ousmane Dembélé’s uncle. Later, he showed his original passport, but had already given reasons to be detained by the police authorities.

Suspicion from police sources

According to the information of ‘El País’, the reason for having presented in the first instance some papers that did not correspond could be due, in the opinion of police sources, to the accumulation of traffic fines, many for speeding and the intention to hide your identity. Because of this suspicion, they began to check if he had enough points on his driving license to be able to circulate.

The forecast was that, once he took a statement, Malick would be released.


How do criminals get grenades?

A question

Given the facts described, the question arises as to how does this type of weapon of war, to which only the military forces have access, to join the arsenal of criminal gangs?

A source contacted by this means and who said that he was part of the military forces indicated that many times the situation occurs due to “the escape” or “loss” of material from the military forces’ own inventories by “human agents.” when leaving or leaving the ranks of the groups to which they are part.

“Many times the personnel who rejoin the ranks of the Armed Forces end up deserting and take with them the material that is often assigned to them. It must be made clear that this type of artifact only comes out of the coffers for special missions and that also in this type of mission, many times there are soldiers who decide to flee ”, said the source who requested that their identity be reserved.

Luis Fernando Trejos, a professor at the Universidad del Norte and knowledgeable on the security issue in the region, pointed out that there are two hypotheses regarding how this type of explosives ends up on the shelves of criminals.

“The first is that the black market for weapons in Colombia has remained active in recent years and is also very dynamic. The other thing is that many local gangs are subcontracted by criminal organizations with greater criminal capacity and in that subcontracting there is a transfer of military resources (long weapons) and explosive materials, ”said Trejos.

From another country?

The professor also pointed out that arms trafficking from Venezuela is old and would also become a possibility regarding the arrival of this type of weapon on the streets of the country.

“Part of the weapons used by the insurgency on fronts 59 and 42 of the former FARC-EP and the Luciano Ariza and José Manuel Martínez Quiroz fronts of the ELN between the nineties and the first decade of this century, which operated in the Serranía del Perijá , they acquired it from contacts in the National Guard and with the current crisis in the neighboring country it is possible that this traffic would continue on a smaller scale, ”said Trejos.

This thesis is supported by a report made by the Venezuela Transparency Organization a few years ago, where it highlighted that the grenades that arrive in that nation are acquired by the national government from military industries in other countries.

The organization documented that in recent years the demand for grenades has increased, which would be an indicator of the availability of these weapons in the hands of civilians in that country.

Precisely in a report by the United Nations Office for Disarmament in Latin America and the Caribbean (Unlirec) they detailed that in 2013, 2014 and 2015 the neighboring country achieved the highest death figures produced by grenade explosions.

The hypothesis of the smuggling of military weapons between the Venezuelan and Colombian borders is not far-fetched, since in mid-July Army troops found an illegal deposit with war material in the rural area of ​​the Majayura district, Maicao municipality. That same group of soldiers seized ammunition and weapons in Arauca.

In Colombia, the official handling of this type of explosives is in charge of the Colombian Military Industry, Indumil, whom this media contacted to find out who can buy this type of grenade, what are the requirements or procedures to acquire them and their price, but from The technical sub-management was informed that the requested data is “confidential”, so they could not supply it.


7 members of CJNG are arrested in Celaya; secure arsenal – Noticieros Televisa

The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Guanajuato reported the arrest of seven members of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel, that operated in the eastern zone of the state of Guanajuato.

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Elements of the Mexican Army, the National Guard, the Guanajuato Prosecutor’s Office and state and municipal police from Celaya, Villagrán and Comonfort participated in the operation.

Too the seizure of long and short weapons was achieved, handcrafted explosives, useful cartridge magazines, ballistic vests, as well as vehicles with a theft report, drug doses and cards with messages alluding to the elite group of this cartel.

They arrest 7 members of the CJNG in Celaya, Guanajuato and secure arsenal.

They arrest 7 members of the CJNG in Celaya, Guanajuato and secure arsenal. PHOTO SSP GTO

The events were recorded in a safe house in the Villas de Romeral neighborhood in the city of Celaya.

Through intelligence work, a cell made up of seven people was captured, including two women, all of them alleged members of a criminal group.

These arrests were carried out by the Operational Tactical Group (GTO) of the State Public Security Forces, when implementing intelligence and security tasks.monitoring in the presence of armed civilians in the Villas del Romeral neighborhood, in the southern part of this city.


  • Víctor “N”, 33 years old, a resident of this municipality.
  • Adrián “N”, 24 years old, a resident of this municipality.
  • Juan “N”, 26 years old, from the state of Jalisco.
  • Cristopher “N”, 22 years old, from the state of Colima.
  • Juan Francisco “N”, 18 years old, a resident of this municipality.
  • Marisela “N”, 32 years old, a neighbor of this municipality.
  • Martha “N”, 45 years old, from the state of Colima.

After the seizure of the detainees, weapons, ammunition, explosive devices, drugs, knives, tactical equipment, cell phone equipment, cardboard and vehicles, fThey were made available to the competent authority.

Head of the CJNG plaza falls in Xalapa, Veracruz

With information from Correspondents