Israeli forces foil effort to smuggle in firearms from Jordan

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

Weapons seized by security forces along the border with Jordan, August 24, 2022. (Israel Police)
Weapons seized by security forces along the border with Jordan, August 24, 2022. (Israel Police)

Israeli security forces foiled an attempt to smuggle several firearms into Israel from Jordan near the Dead Sea, the military and police say.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, soldiers operating security cameras identified four suspects along the border overnight, near the town of Neot HaKikar.

Officers and troops dispatched to the scene seize two bags containing three M-16 rifles and three handguns, police say.

No suspects are arrested.

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