Jordanian forces thwart smuggling attempt near border with Syria

Jordanian forces thwart smuggling attempt near border with Syria
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Jordanian forces thwart smuggling attempt near border with Syria
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Updated 19 May 2021

Jordanian forces thwart smuggling attempt near border with Syria

Jordanian forces thwart smuggling attempt near border with Syria

CAIRO: Jordanian armed forces said Wednesday they had thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapons and a large hoard of drugs near its border with Syria. 

Jordanian forces said they stopped 11 people who were trying to enter Jordan from Syria in an infiltration attempt described as “the largest in months,” an official source said according to Ammon news agency.
 
The source said three people were killed during an engagement, while two others were injured and arrested. The remaining six people retreated into Syria. 

The source said that after searching the area, a number of weapons were seized, as well as 1,307,665 Captagon pills and 2,100 Larica pills.