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Foiling an attempt to infiltrate and smuggle drugs coming from Syria

Amman Today

publish date 2022-11-26 13:16:11

The Eastern Military Region thwarted, at dawn on Saturday, within the area of ​​responsibility, an attempt to infiltrate and smuggle large quantities of narcotic substances coming from Syrian territory, as a continuation of the efforts made by the Jordanian Armed Forces – the Arab Army in maintaining local and regional security from the scourge of drugs.

An official military source in the General Command said: “The Border Guard forces, in coordination with the security services, monitored through frontal observations that an armed group of smugglers illegally crossed the border from Syrian territory to Jordanian territory, and rapid reaction patrols were launched and rules of engagement were applied. Directly on them, which led to the injury of one of them and the escape of the others into the depths of Syria.”

The source indicated that after intensifying searches and inspections of the area, 564 palms of hashish, 20,000 Captagon pills, and a Kalashnikov weapon were found, in addition to a quantity of ammunition, and the seized items were transferred to the competent authorities.

The source stressed that the Jordanian Armed Forces will continue to deal with all force and firmness, with any threat on the border fronts, and any endeavors intended to undermine and destabilize the security of the homeland and terrorize its citizens.

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