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Security forces foil attempt to smuggle handguns from Jordan into Israel

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

Weapons seized by security forces after a gun-smuggling attempt over the border with Jordan on November 9, 2022. (Israel Police)
Weapons seized by security forces after a gun-smuggling attempt over the border with Jordan on November 9, 2022. (Israel Police)

Israeli security forces foiled an attempt to smuggle five handguns from Jordan into Israel this morning, officials say.

According to the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police, troops and officers chased a suspicious vehicle on the Route 90 highway near Bet Shean, after receiving intelligence about smuggling over the border.

Three suspects, two men from the southern Bedouin city of Rahat and a West Bank Palestinian, were detained along with the weapons in their possession.

Police say the trio is to be brought before a court tomorrow to extend their arrest.

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