Zarqa security raid: Two dead, five detained

Jordan

Published: 2018-10-16 10:43

Last Updated: 2018-10-16 11:32


Darak forces' cars surrounded the house where the suspects were hiding. (Roya)
Darak forces' cars surrounded the house where the suspects were hiding. (Roya)
Roya News Source

A joint security raid by the General Directorate of Gendarmerie (Darak forces) and the Public Security Directorate (PSD) in Zarqa ended with the killing of two fugitives and the arrest of five more criminals, the PSD and Darak forces announced in a press statement on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

The statement said that the raid took place on Tuesday at dawn, adding that the suspects were armed and extremely dangerous.

The suspects were involved in a shootout with the police in Zarqa several days ago, and after investigating and identifying them, their files stated that they were wanted on several charges, including dealing drugs, carrying weapons, theft and other crimes, according to the statement.

Once the suspects were located, the security forces surrounded the house they were taking refuge in and ordered them to hand themselves in. However, after resisting the security forces and heavily firing their weapons at them, the security forces were forced to respond by firing back.

Large amounts of drugs that were packaged-and-ready-to-sell were seized from the house as well.