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Police seize drugs being smuggled from Egypt to Israel

July 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm

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A major drug heist foiled the transfer of 100 kilogrammes of hashish from Egypt to Israel yesterday. Israeli undercover police arrested two men on the Israeli side of the border who were taking delivery of drugs transported through the Sinai Peninsula by 15 smugglers.

Details of the heist were revealed by an Israeli police spokesperson today. “Undercover police units operating in southern Israel on the border with Egypt successfully intercepted a shipment of drugs which had been smuggled through the Sinai Peninsula and across Israel’s southern border,” reported Arutz Sheva.

Undercover officers set up an ambush to catch the dealers during the transfer, according to reports. In addition to the 100 kilogrammes of hashish seized in the operation, two drug smugglers were arrested.

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The drug dealers were captured by officers after 15 smugglers climbed the security fence using a ladder and threw the parcel over it to two men waiting on the Israeli side of the border fence. Police officers then moved in and arrested the smugglers who were on the Israeli side and seized the drugs.