IDF foils $1.6 million drug-smuggling attempt along border with Egypt

More than 300 kilograms of of marijuana flowers and hashish seized; no arrests made

Israeli troops foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs into Israel from Egypt on Thursday morning, the military said.

According to the Israel Defense Forces, soldiers monitoring surveillance cameras spotted the alleged drug smuggling attempt and dispatched troops to the scene.

More than 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of marijuana flowers and hashish, estimated to be worth NIS 5 million ($1.6 million), were seized, according to the IDF.

Suspects from the Egyptian side tossed the drugs over the fence, apparently for accomplices on the Israeli side to pick them up.

No arrests were made.


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