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Police seize drug cache after gunfight with dealers

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AMMAN — Following a fierce gun battle, police seized a large cache of narcotics, including a half-tonne of hashish and nearly 2 million narcotic pills, in a raid on the hideout of drug smugglers and dealers in the eastern Al-Hallabat region, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان


A spokesperson for the Public Security Directorate (PSD) said that a security force of anti-narcotics agents and police commandos raided a farm in the Al-Hallabat area, 25km northeast of Zarqa Governorate. They were tipped off that a group of drug dealers and smugglers were hiding in the farm to evade a security campaign already underway in the Al-Ruwaished in East Jordan.

As soon as the security force arrived at the scene, the smugglers attempted to flee and load narcotics onto their vehicles. But they were pursued and the rules of engagement were applied after they fired shots at the police agents, the spokesman added.


After a gunfight and a high-speed pursuit, the security force captured three of the suspects, injuring two of them, one with a bullet and the other as a result of his vehicle being damaged during the chase. None of the officers was injured. When the seized vehicles were searched, a large haul of narcotics was found.



The PSD reaffirmed its commitment to the ongoing qualitative security crackdown on drug dealers and pushers, warning it will hunt them down if they do not immediately cease their criminal operations and turn themselves in. 


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