Smuggling attempt foiled: Israel seized 4 tons of chemical material used in rockets

May 3, 2016 10:38

Security forces foiled an attempt to smuggle four tons of chemicals that can be used to manufacture long-rang rockets, the security establishment announced Tuesday.

According to the announcement, before the Passover holiday, customs and security officials at the Nitzana Border Crossing between Egypt and Israel seized the large amounts of ammonium chloride concealed within a shipment of salt. Ammonium chloride can be used in the production of long-range rocket and the quantity of material seized has the possibility to yield hundreds of such weapons.

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