Israeli soldiers foiled an attempt to smuggle four handguns from Lebanon into northern Israel overnight, the military says.
According to the Israel Defense Forces, soldiers monitoring surveillance cameras spotted a suspect hurling a package over the border to another suspect, near the Bedouin village of Aramsha.
The man on the Israeli side of the fence has been arrested by IDF troops dispatched to the scene, and the four handguns in his possession, worth an estimated NIS 150,000 ($42,000), are seized, the IDF says.
The suspect and the weapons are handed over to police for further investigation.
כוחות צה״ל זיהו במהלך הלילה ניסיון הברחת אמצעי לחימה משטח לבנון לשטח ישראל, סמוך לכפר עראמשה שבמרחב חטיבה 300>> pic.twitter.com/hkFgY96vwe
— צבא ההגנה לישראל (@idfonline) February 19, 2023