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IDF busts attempted cocaine smuggling from Egypt to Israel

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Drugs seized during a smuggling attempt on the Egypt border, July 5, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
Drugs seized during a smuggling attempt on the Egypt border, July 5, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

Troops foiled an attempt to smuggle cocaine into Israel from Egypt this morning, the Israel Defense Forces says.

According to the IDF, soldiers found some 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of cocaine, estimated to be worth NIS 3 million ($850,000) near the border.

No arrests have been made. The drugs have been taken by police for investigation.

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