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Police in the northern district uncovered $600,000 worth of drugs in a
northern town near Ghajar while arresting an 18-year-old they suspect of
running a smuggling operation.
The arrest was the result of
"methodical work and a successful undercover investigation by northern
police, who foiled the dispersal of large amounts of drugs into the state of Israel," said Asst.-Ch. Rony Atia, commander of the police's
Northern District. "We will continue to work tirelessly and using all
means at our disposal."
Police discovered five kilograms of a drug they suspect is heroin and another two kilograms of a drug they suspect is cocaine.
suspect, a resident of Ghajar - half of which is in Israel and the
other half in Lebanon, was set to be brought to the Nazareth
Magistrate's Court for a remand hearing.
Earlier this week, police in the northern district seized a package of raw amphetamines
they said was to be used to make over a million shekels worth of
ecstasy and the kiosk drug hagigat (made from khat, orcatha edulis
Last month, the Shin Bet arrested eight residents
of Nazareth and Ghajar on suspicion that they helped Hezbollah smuggle
20 kilograms of high-grade explosives into Israel. Drug dealers on both
sides of Israel's northern border were involved in the smuggling