Jordanian Army Foils Infiltration and Drug Smuggling Attempt From Syria

The Jordanian Army has said its troops have foiled an infiltration and smuggling attempt of large amounts of drugs from its northeastern border with Syria.

A military official in the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) said the army applied the “newly established rules of engagement against smugglers,” in which the infiltrators fled back to Syria.

During the operation the army found 900,000 Captagon pills and 154 palm-sized sheets of hashish.

Speaking to the Jordan Times on condition of anonymity, the official said action had been taken immediately after surveillance teams at the borders identified a number of individuals attempting to enter the Kingdom illegally.

The official furthered that the army would continue carrying out military operations to thwart any infiltration or smuggling bid in order to protect the Kingdom’s border, national security and the citizens.

On May 22, the Jordan army also prevented infiltration and smuggling of 181 palm-sized sheets of hashish, 637,000 Captagon narcotic pills, and 39,600 tramadol pills again from its border side with Syria.

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