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Jordan Foils Drug Smuggling Attempt on Syria Border

Jordan Foils Drug Smuggling Attempt on Syria Border

Sunday, 12 June, 2022 - 17:15
Jordanian armed forces members seen during an operation to crackdown on smuggling along the Syria border. (AFP file photo)

The Jordanian Border Guard foiled early on Sunday an infiltration and smuggling attempt along the kingdom's border with Syria, reported the state news agency Petra.

An official military source in the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army said the army applied the rules of engagement with the group of infiltrators and after conducting a thorough search seized 154 blocks of Hashish and 900,000 Captagon pills.

The sources underscored that the army will respond with firmly confront any infiltration or smuggling attempt to protect the kingdom's borders and prevent any violation of national security.

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