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News Brief

  7/22/2014, Tammuz 24, 5774

Dead Sea Weapons and Drug Smuggling Foiled


The Israel Defense Forces and police combined, Monday evening, to thwart the smuggling of guns and hashish from Jordan via the Dead Sea. Around 1:20 a.m., a lookout of the 417th brigade spotted a small boat en route to the northern end of the Dead Sea and the police in Ma'aleh Adumim were notified.

Police and soldiers from the brigade overpowered five suspects, three from eastern Jerusalem and two from nearby Jericho. The authorities found seven shotguns and six handguns in addition to the hashish.