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‘Border troops arrest five suspects attempting to smuggle drugs’

By JT - Feb 25,2016 - Last updated at Feb 25,2016

AMMAN — Border Guards on Tuesday night foiled an attempt to smuggle illegal drugs on the northeasterly border and killed one of the six involved suspects, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, quoted an official source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army as saying on Wednesday.

Border troops applied rules of engagement taken in such cases, took control of the two vehicles used in the attempt and arrested five suspects. In the cars the troops found 336 palm-sized sheets of hashish and 120 Captagon pills, which they referred to the concerned authorities.

Also on Wednesday, an army source said Border Guards received 74 Syrian refugees over the previous 24 hours. The troops transferred the refugees to shelters and camps, and Royal Medical Services personnel treated the injured. 



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