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Drug smuggling attempt from Syria thwarted

A U.S. Marine artillery unit in Syria. (Sgt. Matthew Callahan/US Marine Corps)
June 15, 2018
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A military source in the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army said that the eastern and northern military zones thwarted an attempt to smuggle a large quantity of drugs at the Jordanian-Syrian border late on Tuesday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The military source said that the eastern military zone, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department and Military Security within the area, foiled an attempt to smuggle large quantities of drugs late on Tuesday, after detecting a number of people trying to cross from Syria into the Kingdom.

After searching the area, seven bags containing 5000 Tramadol pills, 1,131,000 Captagon pills, 329 palm-sized sheets of hashish and a pistol were seized and transferred to the competent authorities.

The source added that a person was also spotted trying to cross from Syria into Jordan on Tuesday.  After the rules of engagement were applied, the infiltrator was arrested and referred to concerned authorities.

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© 2018 the Jordan Times (Amman, Jordan)

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