Security Forces Catch Gun Smuggler From Jordan

YERUSHALAYIM -

Israeli security forces thwarted a plot to smuggle 37 handguns into Israel from Jordan earlier this month, in an operation that has been kept under a gag order until Sunday, police said

On February 7, Border Police and IDF soldiers arrested a man trying to smuggle the weapons in a large backpack as he crossed the border into the northern Jordan Valley.

They also nabbed three other Palestinian suspects whom they believe were planning to pick up the suspect after he crossed the border. All four were from Shechem.

In an unrelated security incident on Sunday, Border Police arrested two women at the Qalandiya Checkpoint, north of Yerushalayim, with knives in their possession, Ynet reported.