Army thwarts attempt to smuggle narcotics from Syria

Jordan

Published: 2023-05-08 09:39

Last Updated: 2024-06-18 18:21


Army thwarts attempt to smuggle narcotics from Syria
Army thwarts attempt to smuggle narcotics from Syria

Saturday, the Jordanian Armed Forces - the Arab Army in the northern and eastern military region thwarted an attempt to infiltrate and smuggle large quantities of narcotic substances and weapons coming from Syrian territory.

An official military source in the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces - the Arab Army (JAF) said that the rules of engagement were applied, which led to the use of firearms, after which the smugglers retreated into Syria.

The source added that the eastern military seized a total of 1,200,000 Captagon pills, 500 slabs of hashish, 400 Galica strips, five Kalashnikov firearms and quantities of ammunition.

As for the northern military, they seized 300,000 Captagon pills, 500 grams of crystal meth, three Kalashnikov firearms, and quantities of ammunition.

The source said that the JAF will deal firmly with any infiltration or smuggling attempt in order to protect citizens and the security of the Kingdom's borders.