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Security officials: Smuggled guns from Lebanon were meant to be used for terror in Israel

Dozens of guns seized during a smuggling operation from Lebanon, on July 10, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)
Dozens of guns seized during a smuggling operation from Lebanon, on July 10, 2021. (Israel Defense Forces)

Israeli security officials believe that dozens of weapons, seized overnight as they were smuggled into the country from Lebanon, were meant to be used for terror activity inside Israel, according to Channel 12 news.

The network also quotes the officials saying they can’t remember such a widespread smuggling attempt, in terms of the number of weapons involved and their quality.

The military and police earlier said they were looking into whether the Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah was involved in the smuggling attempt, which included 43 weapons and ammunition seized worth NIS 2.7 million (approximately $820,000).

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