Police bust transnational drug ring

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(Photo: Public Security Directorate)
AMMAN — Police officers have arrested members of a transnational drug smuggling ring after a three-month investigation, preventing the smuggling of 800,000 narcotic pills into a neighboring country, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

According to a statement issued by the Public Security Directorate on Tuesday, agents from the Kingdom’s Anti-Narcotics Department have been investigating the local branch of the group — which has connections to a larger regional smuggling network — for the past three months.

The agents were able to track down the members of the smuggling ring and the locations where they had stashed drugs in Amman, Mafraq, Zarqa, and Russeifa district, according to the statement.

After simultaneous raids of the ring's hideouts, five people were detained, four of them nationals of other Arab countries, and the drugs were seized.