Millions of shekels' worth of cocaine and marijuana were confiscated by IDF soldiers from the hands of Egyptian drug smugglers at Israel's border on Friday night.
Soldiers who were on guard at the Egyptian border found a number of suspects that were attempting to transfer approximately 120 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana into Israel in the Paran Regional Brigade area.
Forces carried out a suspicious arrest procedure, which involves yelling "Stop and identify yourself" and shooting one's weapon into the air.
The procedure, if necessary, continues by shooting at the feet of the suspect or at the wheels of a vehicle, depending on their mode of transportation, but this step was apparently unnecessary in the bust.
Company commander in the Ram Battalion, Captain "A", said that they were prepared to carry out a drug bust on Friday night and had expected an attempted transfer at the border when they noticed the suspicious characters there.
A similar bust occurred just two weeks prior when IDF lookouts identified a number of suspects attempting to smuggle drugs across the Egyptian border.
The smugglers rushed the soldiers in a vehicle, forcing them to fire into the air and at the vehicle's wheels. One of the suspects sustained light injuries to his leg, requiring medical treatment.