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‘Border Guards seize 1.6m narcotic pills, 60kg of hashish’

By JT - Jan 10,2017 - Last updated at Jan 10,2017

Narcotics seized by Border Guards in the northern region on Tuesday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Border Guards on Tuesday prevented an attempt to smuggle a large amount of narcotics into Jordan via the northern border, arresting one suspect in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Department (AND).

AND received a tip-off about several suspects planning to move large quantities of drugs into the Kingdom from an unnamed neighbouring country, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

AND personnel coordinated with Border Guards, providing intelligence in order to intensify surveillance on the border areas where the smuggling operation was expected to take place.

Border troops and units from AND subsequently discovered large sacks in a rocky area, containing 1.6 million narcotic pills and 60kg of hashish. 

All were hidden by unknown suspects, Petra reported, adding that the confiscated drugs were given to AND to continue the investigation. 

The tip-off led to the identification of a suspect who was allegedly supposed to receive the drugs as they arrived in Jordan. 

He was arrested and also named an Arab accomplice, the search for whom is still ongoing. 

The case was referred to the State Security Court prosecutor general, Petra reported. 

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