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Israel foils attempted drug smuggling from Lebanon, seizing 35 kilos of hashish

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

Drugs caught in an attempted smuggling from Lebanon to Israel near Moshav Shtula, June 20, 2022. (Israel Police)
Drugs caught in an attempted smuggling from Lebanon to Israel near Moshav Shtula, June 20, 2022. (Israel Police)

Police say officers and military forces have foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs into Israel from Lebanon.

Three residents of the Arab town of Jadeidi-Makr — all family members, aged 20, 34, and 42 — have been detained near Moshav Shtula, adjacent to the border with Lebanon, police say.

In a statement, police add that 35 kilograms of hashish, worth around NIS 1 million ($290,000), have been seized by authorities.

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