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Army thwarts infiltration, drug smuggling attempt from Syria

By JT - Dec 25,2023 - Last updated at Dec 25,2023

AMMAN — A military source from the Jordanian Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) announced on Sunday evening that the Eastern Military Zone thwarted an attempt to infiltrate and smuggle "large" quantities of narcotics coming from Syrian territory into Jordan. The source explained that Border Guard forces, drug control management, and military security detected a group of smugglers attempting to illegally cross into the Kingdom from Syria, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. Quick response patrols rushed to the site and applied rules of engagement, using direct fire protocols, injuring a smuggler and forcing the others to retreat, the military source said. The items that were seized and handed to relevant authorities included 537,000 Captagon pills and 888 kilograms of hashish. The source stressed that the JAF will continue to "firmly" deal with any threat to the Kingdom's borders, and will foil any endeavours intended to undermine and destabilise the Kingdom's security to terrorise its citizens.


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