News Brief 8/27/2013, Elul 21, 5773
Bus Driver Tries to Smuggle Fish to Jerusalem
Inspectors conducting a routine check at the Al-Zayim checkpoint at the entrance to Jerusalem were concerned when they noticed several suspicious packages in the storage area under a public bus.
The suspicious packages were found to be carrying unusual cargo: 60 kilograms (over 130 pounds) of fresh fish.
The fish were being delivered from Tiberias (Tiveria) to Jerusalem in an apparent covert smuggling effort. But instead of being packaged carefully on ice in secure containers, they had been simply shoved into plastic bags, which were in turn stuffed into regular cardboard boxes.