Police seize bazooka, weed in central Israel home
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Police seize bazooka, weed in central Israel home

Officers uncover three marijuana plants, a ‘Carl Gustav’ firearm and ammunition in Kiryat Malachi

Illustrative of Carl Gustav m/45 sub-machine gun (Wikimedia/CGM45, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Illustrative of Carl Gustav m/45 sub-machine gun (Wikimedia/CGM45, CC BY-SA 4.0)

A Kiryat Malachi man was arrested Tuesday after police discovered drugs and an illegal firearm in his home.

The suspect, described as being in his 20s, was detained after a police dog sniffed out marijuana plants and a concealed illegal weapon in his apartment, the Hebrew-language news site Maariv reported.

According to the report, officers found three marijuana plants and uncovered a “Carl Gustav” bazooka-type rifle and ammunition buried in his yard.

While personal marijuana use is relatively decriminalized with little to no penalties for first-time violators, Israeli law sets the maximum penalty for unlawful possession of a firearm at 10 years in prison.

The suspect was brought before the Ashdod Magistrate’s Court Tuesday morning; he was remanded until Friday.

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