Two IDF soldiers indicted for stealing and arms trafficking

The Central Unit for Special Investigations within the Military Investigative Police discovered the theft and sales of seven weapons and 48 ammunition barrels by the soldiers.

July 18, 2019 18:47
Two IDF soldiers indicted for stealing and arms trafficking

An Israeli soldier walks next to the border fence between Israel and Jordan, in southern Israel near Eilat February 9, 2016.. (photo credit: REUTERS/MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

Two soldiers, one career and one in required service, were indicted on Thursday afternoon by the IDF Prosecution for taking weapons from the army and arms trafficking.

The investigation by the Central Unit for Special Investigations (CUSI) revealed that two M-16s, two AK-47s, 48 ammunition barrels and three stun grenades were stolen by the career soldier. He sold the weapons with the help of the second soldier to a civilian who is currently under an investigation conducted by the Israeli Police.

CUSI Commander, Lt.-Col. Arik Bortnicker said, "Complex investigative actions to thwart weapons violations in the IDF proved to be effective and successful in this case. The Investigative Military Police will continue to act in order to discover the truth."

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