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Alleged drug smuggling attempt thwarted at border

By JT - Oct 23,2017 - Last updated at Oct 23,2017

AMMAN — A military source in the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army on Sunday said that an eastern military zone unit, in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department, thwarted an alleged drug smuggling attempt, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. According to the source, at 2:30am on Sunday, five people tried to trespass from Syria to Jordan.

The security personnel applied the rules of engagement leading to the arrest of one of the suspects and the injury of another; the rest retreated to Syria. After searching the area, nine bags containing 335 palm-sized sheets of hashish, 47,765 Tramadol pills, 395017 Captagon pills and 92 rounds of AK-47 ammunition were reportedly seized and transferred to the concernred authorities.

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