IDF says it foiled drug smuggling from Lebanon into Israel; 2 arrested

The Israel Defense Forces says it foiled a drug smuggling operation from Lebanon into Israel earlier this evening and arrested two suspects.

According to the military, the attempted smuggling occurred near the village of Ghajjar, which straddles the Israeli-Lebanese border.

IDF soldiers monitoring security cameras along the border spotted a number of suspects approaching the security fence from both sides of the border.

“Soldiers fired a number of illumination shells in the area and arrested two suspects in Israeli territory who have been handed over to the Israel Police for interrogation,” the IDF says.

Last week, a Lebanese national was arrested after entering Israel from the Ghajjar area. Despite suspicions that he was acting on behalf of the Hezbollah terror group, the man was sent back to Lebanon after being interrogated by the Shin Bet security service, a few days later.

Judah Ari Gross

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