IDF kills smuggler at border

Injured from smuggling party brought to Soroka Hospital in Beersheva.

June 26, 2010 18:14
BORDER POLICE on patrol near Ni’ilin. Only the com

Soldiers 311. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski/The Jerusalem Post))

The IDF caught a group of suspected drug smugglers seeking to cross the Egyptian border on Saturday, killing one and injuring four others. The injured were brought to Soroka Hospital in Beersheva and will be interrogated later by security forces.

The IDF claimed that the soldiers fired upon the group after first attempting to arrest them and firing warning shots, according to a Israel Radio report.

Police claim efforts leading to drug ‘drought’

None of the soldiers were injured.

A spokesman for the Netanya police told The Jerusalem Post in May that police had never seen a such a serious drug shortage as this year in Israel, a phenomenon he attributed to heightened police efforts.

“We’ve never seen a season like this, where there was this sort of drought in the hash market,” he said.

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