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JAF foils infiltration, drug smuggling attempt from Syria

By JT - Dec 26,2022 - Last updated at Dec 26,2022

AMMAN — Troops at the Eastern Military Zone have thwarted an attempt to infiltrate and smuggle large quantities of drugs into the Kingdom, an official military source at Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) said on Monday.

The source added that Border Guards patrols, in coordination with security agencies, spotted a group of smugglers attempting to illegally cross into Jordan from the Syrian border, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Quick response patrols rushed to the site and applied the rules of engagement, injuring some smugglers and forcing others to retreat, the source said. After an intensive search of the area, 738 palm-sized sheets of hashish were seized and they were handed over to the relevant authorities.

The source stressed that the JAF will continue to deal with any threat to Jordan's borders "firmly", and will foil any attempts intended to undermine and destabilise the Kingdom's security and terrorise its citizens.

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