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        2/26/2012, Adar 3, 5772

      Former Border Guard Found Guilty of Weapons Charges


      Former Border Policeman Eden Cohen was convicted Sunday at the Jerusalem District Court in a series of weapons-related offenses committed during his service at a base near the Samarian Jewish community of Beit El. Cohen was convicted on two counts each of making and trafficking in weapons and theft by a public servant, an additional charge of weapons trafficking, a count of illegal possession of a weapon and four counts of fraud and breach of trust.

      Starting in December 2008, according to the indictments, Cohen allegedly stole and sold weapons placed at his disposal on the base or during operations - including 100 stun grenades and various kinds of bullets, prepared and sold explosive devices to criminal elements and took weapons home. He was found not guilty of obstruction of justice.