Based on an intelligence tip, Israel Police joined IDF soldiers in an operation overnight to seize a major drug and arms cache of military materials being held by Palestinian Authority Arab suspects.
The troops enter the Samaria village of Jelazoun together with the IDF Binyamin Regional Brigade and seized the following:
1 M-16 assault rifle, with magazine 2 loaded Carl Gustav assault rifles 1 vest complete with M-16 cartridges M-16 weapons parts 1 gas pistol Hundreds of 9mm bullets Stolen vehicles 6 pallets of hashish 2 bags of Nice Guy synthetic marijuana, plus bags for dividing it into portions 1 bag of hundreds of 10-shekel coins 2 security safes with thousands of shekels
A Arab suspect from Jelazoun was arrested and transferred to security personnel for questioning at the Binyamin District Police station.
Terrorist organizations often use illicit drug sales to fund their operations. They also use some of the more sedative substances to aid operatives prior to a suicide attack mission and to quell a hostage during an abduction raid.