Jordan says it killed five drug smugglers along border with Syria

The Jordanian army says its border guards killed five drug traffickers and wounded four others attempting to smuggle narcotics into Jordan from Syria.

“The eastern military zone, in coordination with military security agencies and the drug control administration, foiled at dawn on Sunday… an attempt to infiltrate and smuggle large quantities of drugs coming from Syrian territories,” says a statement quoting an official from the General Command of the Armed Forces.

“The operation resulted in the killing of five smugglers, the injury of four others and the seizure of large quantities of drugs,” it adds.

The operation took place a day after the interior ministers of Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon met in Amman and agreed to establish a “joint communication cell” to combat cross-border drug smuggling.

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