Shin Bet Reveals: Terrorists Trying to Smuggle Drones, Sophisticated Weapons Via Mail

YERUSHALAYIM -
One of the transmitters that were caught at the Erez Crossing. (Israeli Customs)
One of the transmitters that were caught at the Erez Crossing. (Israeli Customs Authority)

Dozens of smuggling attempts have been uncovered in recent weeks during checks at the Erez Crossing by the Customs of the Defense Ministry, it was revealed Monday.

The ongoing pressure exerted by the Shin Bet, Customs, Israeli police and security officials at the crossings has seemingly forced the terrorist organizations to try initiating new methods for smuggling weapons.

In recent weeks, the terrorist organizations also tried to take advantage of the postal services to the Gaza Strip that Israel allows.

One of the drones that were caught at the Erez Crossing. (Israeli Customs)
One of the drones that were caught at the Erez Crossing. (Israeli Customs Authority)

Among the packages that were thwarted by the officials over recent weeks, some held dismantled drones that were sent to Gaza. On Monday morning 10 motors for drones were found during a check at the mail service at the Erez crossing. Other items seized included an array of weaponry and transmitters that increase signal strength for use in cell phones without reception. These transmitters operate at a frequency of 5.8GHz, which is not approved for use both in Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

The equipment was confiscated and an investigation was launched to locate those involved in stealing the goods and their attempt to smuggle them into Gaza.