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Weapons captured from gun smugglers on the Jordanian border. Nov. 11, 2021

Israel’s combined security forces were successful in thwarting an attempt to smuggle guns from Jordan into Israel on Wednesday night.

An IDF spokesperson stated Thursday that a joint operation by the IDF, the Shin Bet security service, and the Israel Police led to the foiling of an attempt to smuggle weapons on the Jordanian border.

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IDF forces identified a number of suspects who tried to smuggle weapons into Israeli territory in the area of the Jordan Valley. IDF troops and police operating in the area seized one of the suspects in the smuggling attempt and 15 weapons, including eight shotguns, three Kalashnikov assault rifles, two handguns, an M16 rifle, and a carbine rifle.

The suspect and the findings were transferred to the Israel Police for further investigation.

No details on the identity of the suspect were provided.

Israel’s border with Jordan, its longest, is usually peaceful. It is fenced in many areas.

The incident occurred in the Jordan Valley, an area in which similar weapons smuggling attempts have been made in recent months. The IDF has said that it has recently detected an increase in the number of smuggling attempts in this area.

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