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‘Anti-narcotics agents arrest nine suspects after shootout’

By JT - Jul 26,2016 - Last updated at Jul 26,2016

AMMAN — The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) personnel on Tuesday raided two houses in Jabal Taj, arresting several suspects and confiscating narcotics and weapons, a Public Security Department (PSD) statement said.

The AND received information that a “very dangerous” suspect was at one of the two houses with other suspects wanted for drug dealing cases.

He opened fire at the AND personnel but they were able to control the situation and confiscate his weapons, arresting him and eight other suspects, five of whom are Arab nationals, the PSD said.

Upon searching the two houses, the personnel found 340 bags filled with synthetic cannabis, known locally as “joker”, in addition to two firearms. An investigation is under way to refer the suspects to the judiciary, the PSD said.

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