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IDF thwarts attempt to smuggle marijuana in from Egypt

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

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

According to the IDF, soldiers seized some 33 kilograms (72 pounds) of hashish, estimated to be worth NIS 600,000 ($177,000), near the border.

No arrests were made, as the suspects fled back to Egypt. The drugs were taken by police for investigation.

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