10 suspected Egyptian drug smugglers arrested after crossing border
Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.
The Israel Defense Forces says troops have detained 10 Egyptian suspects who crossed the border into Israel in a drug-smuggling attempt.
The IDF says troops and police officers are scanning the area for more possible suspects.
Drugs in their possession were also seized, the IDF says.
Arrests of smugglers on the Egyptian border are fairly uncommon, as they often hurl packages of contraband over the border and flee, expecting smugglers on the Israeli side to pick them up.
The IDF says there are no special instructions for residents of the area following the incident.