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IDF says it foiled drug smuggling attempt from Egypt

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

Drugs seized during a smuggling attempt on the Egypt border, on June 26, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
Drugs seized during a smuggling attempt on the Egypt border, on June 26, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

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

According to the Israeli military, soldiers monitoring surveillance cameras spotted the drug-smuggling attempt and dispatched troops to the scene.

Some 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of an unnamed drug, estimated to be worth NIS 800,000 ($234,000), were seized, the IDF says.

No one was arrested in the incident, according to the army.

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