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Jordan Thwarts Drug Smuggling Bid Coming from Syria

Jordan Thwarts Drug Smuggling Bid Coming from Syria

Saturday, 26 November, 2022 - 11:45
Two members of the Jordanian Armed Forces during an operation to monitor smuggling networks across the border with Syria (Archive - AFP)

The Jordanian Armed Forces foiled on Saturday an attempt to smuggle large quantities of drugs into Jordanian territory coming from Syria, said a military statement, which Asharq Al-Awsat obtained a copy of.

An official military source in the General Command said that Jordan’s border guards, in coordination with the security services, detected, without saying when, an armed group of smugglers illegally crossing the borders from Syrian territory into Jordan.

Quick response patrols were immediately mobilized, opening fire at the smugglers. One of them was injured while the rest of the gang fled back to Syria.

The source said that 564 hashish packages and 20 thousand Captagon pills, a Kalashnikov, and some quantities of ammunition were found during the search.

Jordan’s military forces said their efforts will continue to confront any threat along the country's border and to safeguard the country's security.

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