Border Police Drill 311.
(photo credit: Israel Police)
Twenty-seven people from across Arab communities in the North were arrested on Monday morning during a Border Police raid aimed at disrupting the flow of illegal arms.
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The police action followed a four-month-long undercover investigation run by the northern Border Police's Erez central unit.
Police said the weapons trade had become "highly sophisticated" and was
being managed "in cooperation with criminal elements from the West
Bank." Officers under the command of deputy Border Police head Lt.-Cmdr.
Aharon Aksol and the head of the northern Border Police Asst.-Cmdr. Uzi
Levi, led officers to homes of suspects in Nazareth, Kfar Kana,
Tura'an, A'ablin, Dir Hana, Reina, Um el-Fahm, Maiser, Daburia, and
Police said firearms and a large quantity of ammunition were seized during the raids.
"This is another stage in our determined efforts to secure the personal
safety of civilians," the police's northern district head, Cmdr. Shimon
Koren, said following the arrests on Monday.