Illegal weapons found in Beit Jan

April 18, 2010 10:53

Soldier and two civilians hide explosives, bullets, shells, grenades.

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teitels weapons cache 248.88. (photo credit: Shin Bet Israel Security Agency)

Police found large amounts of illegal weapons in Beit Jan on Sunday at the peak of an intensive campaign to stop the spread of illegal weapons in the North.

Karmiel police, along with Border Police units and police dogs discovered the largest amount of illegal weapons since the beginning of the campaign. Among the weapons found were over four kilograms of explosives, 17,000 bullets, 100 gun cartridges, firecrackers, two 40 mm shells, 20 M-203 grenades and ten grenades used for practice purposes.

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Police also found military supplies, such as vests, backpacks, uniforms and shoes.

Three suspects were arrested, including one soldier whose M-16 rifle was confiscated.

Karmiel police were investigating the incident.

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