IDF soldiers at Gaza border 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
Two soldiers and four civilians were arrested for allegedly stealing IDF weapons and selling them to criminals, reported Army Radio on Thursday.
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Police say five of suspects admitted to the crimes, and incriminated others.
The weapons were reportedly stolen from an army base in central Israel.
The stolen weapons include dozens of M16 rifles, grenade launchers, and a
machine gun, as well as ammunition. The stolen goods are valued at
hundreds of thousands of shekels.
Israeli police have carried out
in recent months an intensive investigation into the theft of IDF
weapons. The investigation opened following intelligence information
provided by the Central Special Investigations Unit.
The suspects were arrested during the investigation by military police, in cooperation with Israel Police.
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