Soldiers with seized drugs (archive)
Soldiers with seized drugs (archive)IDF Spokesperson's Unit

Earlier today (Wednesday), IDF soldiers spotted a number of suspects attempting to smuggle drugs from Egypt into Israeli territory in two separate locations along the border.

An initial inquiry showed that IDF soldiers were dispatched to the scene and operated to thwart the smuggling attempt. During the operation, the forces used live fire toward the suspect.

The suspect received medical treatment from IDF medical teams and was shortly afterward declared deceased. The incident is under review.