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Jordanian army kill three in drug smuggling attempt near Syria border

Jordanian army (Sgt. Jessica Ostroska/Regional Command Southwest)
February 08, 2024

Jordanian armed forces killed three individuals Wednesday morning, after foiling an attempt to smuggle narcotic substances across the border from Syrian territory.

During the stand-off with the smugglers and the enforcement of rules of engagement, a member of the border guard forces sustained injuries and was reportedly in a critical condition, state news agency Petra reported, quoting a military source.

Drug trafficking from Syria into Jordan is becoming “organized” with smugglers stepping up operations and using sophisticated equipment including drones, Jordan’s army previously said, warning of a shoot-to-kill policy.


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