IAF pilot arrested for alleged drug buy

An IAF pilot was arrested Sunday night and remanded for 48 hours on suspicion that he purchased drugs in Lod while driving an army-issue vehicle. The pilot, whose name and rank have not been released for publication, said that the drugs in his possession belonged to a woman who was riding with him in his car. The passenger denied the allegation. A urine test showed no evidence that the pilot had consumed drugs, Army Radio reported.