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‘Army kills three infiltrators on Syria border’

By JT - Jun 11,2016 - Last updated at Jun 11,2016

Drugs seized by Border Guards on Friday (Photo courtesy of JAF)

AMMAN — Border Guards killed three people who tried to illegally enter Jordan from Syria late on Friday, a military official from the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) said on Saturday. 

Troops applied the rules of engagement followed in such cases, which led to the killing of the infiltrators on the Syrian side of the border, according to a JAF statement.

The official said that Border Guards also seized some 456,000 Captagon pills and handed them to the concerned authorities.

The army will deal with any attempts to illegally cross the border in either direction, and will respond to schemes to harm Jordan and Jordanians with necessary force, the official added in the statement.

In recent remarks to the press, Border Guards Commander Brig. Gen. Saber Mahayrah said troops on the borders with Syria foiled 280 attempts to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom in 2015, adding that 23 million narcotic pills, mostly Captagon, were also seized.

 

Mahayrah also said that smugglers use tunnels, animals and vehicles in their infiltration attempts.

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