Massive firearms theft from IDF base likely involved soldiers

Police investigators say the armory of the IDF base that saw 33 assault rifles stolen on Sunday was not broken into, pointing to the likelihood that the theft was carried out with help from soldiers on the base.

The same base saw a massive firearms theft a year ago, Channel 2 notes. In May 2016, thieves made away with 13 anti-tank missiles, 77 shrapnel grenades and a Matador missile.

That theft was cracked by investigators, and indictments were filed against a company commander and other suspects.

Police say the firearms are likely headed to crime organizations, and from there could make their way to terror groups.

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