Border police catch 9000 eggs being smuggled to Jerusalem

Security check reveals cartons of unauthorized eggs in minibus.

Ido Ben Porat , | updated: 7:49 AM

The smuggled eggs hidden under bus seats
The smuggled eggs hidden under bus seats
Israel Police spokesperson

Border police foiled an attempt to smuggle 300 trays of eggs into Jerusalem on Sunday evening.

The eggs were discovered when Border Police, acting on intelligence received from police in Judea and Samaria, conducted a security search at the Hizma checkpoint in north Jerusalem.

The search revealed 300 trays containing 9000 unapproved and unstamped eggs, which were being kept in unsuitable conditions. Israel's Agriculture Ministry was alerted and brought to examine the eggs.

This is not the first time Israeli authorities have had to deal with Arabs smuggling unauthorized eggs into Israel. In 2015, Israeli authorities arrested members of a large egg smuggling ring, and later that year seized 25,000 illegal eggs after they were feared to carry salmonella.