Security forces nab 11 drug dealers in Irbid and Zarqa, and most wanted in Balqa

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AMMAN — Security forces on Tuesday arrested 11 drug dealers in the governorates of Irbid and Zarqa, including a person who “prepared an improvised explosive device to resist anti-drug officers”, the Public Security Directorate (PSD)said, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

PSD Spokesman Amer Al-Sartawi said in a statement that “the raids and arrests of drug dealers and traffickers are continuing, in the same pattern and force, in all regions and governorates of the Kingdom”.

During the past 24 hours, “a number of raids and security campaigns were carried out in Ramtha and the governorates of Irbid and Zarqa, which led to the arrest of 11 drug dealers who were in possession of large quantities of narcotics”, said Sartawi.

He added that “public security men from all units and formations, headed by the Anti-Narcotics Department, have been working around the clock since the start of the new operational phase in the same manner, without complacency or hesitation, to raid and arrest anyone who deals with narcotic substances and facilitates their trafficking, and will not allow them to pursue these criminal activities under any circumstances”.

Meanwhile, the police on Tuesday arrested one of the most wanted fugitives in the Kingdom after ambushing him west of the Balqa Governorate, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The fugitive was wanted for murder, drug dealing, terrorizing citizens, firing a weapon, robbery, and kidnapping, according to the PSD spokesperson.

Sartawi said the man had been laying low for a long time, but investigators were able to track his movements and whereabouts through an extensive investigation over the past few weeks.

After identifying his location, police set up a trap and caught him off guard, rendering him unable to resist arrest or discharge his gun, according to the spokesperson who added that the criminal was turned to the judicial authorities.

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