Dozens of Weapons Apprehended in Jordan Valley Area

Some of the weapons confiscated in the raid. (Police Spokesman)

The IDF, Israel Border Police and Israel Police forces thwarted a smuggling attempt of 73 weapons and ammunition in the Jordan Valley area.

Overnight Sunday, IDF soldiers spotted two suspects at the security fence area adjacent to the town of Al-Auja.

The forces were dispatched to the scene and apprehended one of the suspects who carried 21 handguns, two M-16 rifles and 50 M-16 rifle parts.

The suspect from the city of Yatta was caught carrying bags that contained the weapons. He was transferred to Israel Police for further questioning and will be brought to a hearing regarding the extension of his arrest in court.

The confiscated weapons were transferred to Israel Police for further processing.

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