A handgun was found by police, Friday morning, in a bag carried by a passenger in a Palestinian Authority taxi during a search at the Tapuah Junction of Highway 60 in Samaria. The gun was hidden inside a sock. Both the passenger and driver were detained for questioning by security services. Following the questioning, the driver was released and the passenger remained in custody.
The search was part of a pro-active initiative carried out by officers in a patrol car of the Samaria (Shomron) District police.