Both the crates and the gold were confiscated, and the incident is being investigated by security forces and the Israel Tax Authority.
IDF officials link the success in thwarting drug smuggling through the Egyptian border to the rise of crime in the Bedouin sector inside Israel
Shushan was shot in the head twice at point-blank range by an unknown assailant who managed to escape before police arrived the scene.
Last November, Israeli media reported the biggest ever failed smuggling attempt of cocaine into Israel.
Three trucks carrying over NIS 57,000 in smuggled goods were stopped by police.
What started as an attempt to escape the lockdown in Israel and have some harmless fun may end very seriously for several Israelis.
The Health Ministry defines Kamagra, an erectile dysfunction medication, as a dangerous drug for public health
Nitzan Raz, 24, cracked during her interrogation and confessed to falling in love with an inmate named Abu Gali, 30, a resident of Jaffa.
Michael Peretz, a resident of southern Israel, received millions of dollars for smuggling equipment believed to be used for rockets, missiles and other weapons.
IDF troops positioned at the Faran Regional Brigade, tasked with defending the Israel-Egypt border, noticed suspicious activity near the fence.