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(photo credit: Baz Ratner/Reuters)
Two brothers from the northern border town of Ghajar were arrested on suspicion
of smuggling cocaine, police announced on Wednesday.
The arrests follow
an undercover operation carried out by the police's Lebanon Border Unit - an
elite, heavily armed force whose camouflaged members lie in ambush for drug
runners along the border, and the IDF's Northern Command.
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the brothers, both in their 40s, smuggled cocaine from a Lebanese citizen. They
were arrested over the weekend and caught with 1.2 kilograms of cocaine and
$50,000 in their possession which was intended as payment for the drugs, police
"The operation lasted for two months. We expect to make further
arrests," a senior police source involved in the investigation told The
The source stressed that the IDF took part in the
investigation and played a role in the arrests.
Meanwhile, police in
central Israel raided the triangle region of Arab villages east of Netanya early
Wednesday. Large numbers of police backed by Border Police raided eight
compounds said to house "criminal elements" suspected of involvement in serious
crimes including the selling of drugs and weapons.
Police said that the
suspects were also involved in a number of other criminal affairs being
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