Israel thwarts record-breaking drug smuggling attempt

Customs Administration officials seized LSD, cocaine, ecstasy and more in packages mailed from Europe.

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April 23, 2018 12:45
Illicit drugs seized at Ben-Gurion Airport, April 22, 2018

Illicit drugs seized at Ben-Gurion Airport, April 22, 2018. (photo credit: CUSTOMS AUTHORITY)

 
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Israeli customs officers seized 38 different shipments of illegal drugs at Ben-Gurion Airport Sunday, the Israeli Customs spokesman's office announced. The seizure, which included packages mailed from the Netherlands and Spain, is the largest one-day drug bust in Israel's history.

The operation captured 1000 tabs of LSD, more than half a kilo of cannabis tea, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, marijuana, mescaline, and other drugs.

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Drug-sniffing dogs from the Custom Administration's canine unit identified the suspect packages.

Israel's more than NIS 6 billion illicit drug market, mostly made up of heroin, cocaine, and marijuana smuggled from neighboring countries, has ensnared tens of thousands of addicts.

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