Troops foil hashish smuggling attempt on Egyptian border

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

Troops foil an attempt to smuggle marijuana into Israel from Egypt this morning, the Israel Defense Forces says.

According to the IDF, soldiers seized some 25 kilograms (55 pounds) of hashish, estimated to be worth NIS 500,000 ($146,000) near the border.

No arrests are made, as the suspects who apparently hurled the package over the border fled back to Egypt. The drugs are taken by police for investigation.

Drugs seized during a smuggling attempt on the Egypt border, on September 6, 2022. (Israel Defense Forces)

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