IDF: Troops confiscate $1.8 million in drugs along Egyptian border

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

Troops stand next to drugs seized during a smuggling attempt on the Egypt border, on March 2, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)
Troops stand next to drugs seized during a smuggling attempt on the Egypt border, on March 2, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

Troops foil an attempt to smuggle drugs into Israel from Egypt, 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.

More than 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of marijuana flowers and hashish, estimated to be worth NIS 6 million ($1.8 million), were seized, the IDF says. No one was arrested in the raid, according to the army.

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