Jordan intercepts Palestine-bound drugs

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AMMAN Jaber Border Crossing personnel, in cooperation with security bodies, foiled an attempt to smuggle 237,000 illicit pills of Captagon weighing 42kg, concealed in a fruit-laden truck coming from a neighboring country, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

It quoted a spokesperson for Jordan Customs as saying that his department closely coordinates with the security authorities to address smuggling, trafficking, and to nab the sources using modern techniques to enforce the rule of law, and protect society from the hazardous and corrupt substances.

Jordan Customs urged citizens to report any attempt they may know of, through the Anti-Smuggling Operations Center, toll-free number 105.

In a related development, the military State Security Court sentenced three men to jail after finding them guilty of having attempted to transfer a narcotic substance, with the intent to traffic in illicit drugs, Al-Ghad News said. A fourth suspect was acquitted for lack of evidence.

The case involved the Anti-Narcotics Department thwarting the attempt to smuggle 48kg of cocaine into the Palestinian territory by seizing the drugs in postal packages, which arrived earlier this year at Queen Alia International Airport.

The narcotics were to be transported by courier service to Palestine, by crossing to the West Bank overland through the King Hussein Crossing Bridge.

While one of the convicts was handed down seven-and-a-half years in jail, the other two were sentenced to 15 years at hard labor.

All three were also fined JD10,000 each.

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