Israeli Border Police nabbed a Palestinian weapons trafficking gang red-handed Saturday night, seizing an automatic assault rifle in the process.
The three suspects were arrested at Tapuach Junction in Samaria, after security forces received a tip off.
At around 10 p.m. Border Police officers at the junction identified the suspects' vehicle, and immediately detained them for questioning.
Upon inspecting their vehicle police discovered an M-16 assault rifle hidden in three pieces, apparently ready to be sold.
The suspects - residents of Ramallah and Shechem - were taken in for further questioning by security services.