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Army kills two drug traffickers on north border

By JT - Jan 25,2016 - Last updated at Jan 25,2016

AMMAN – Border Guards on Sunday night killed two persons who tried to infiltrate Jordan from Syria, boarding a vehicle that was carrying large quantities of drugs, an official source at the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) said Monday.

The source said that the vehicle tried to cross into Jordan before midnight on Sunday and that border troops followed the observed rules of engagement. The operation resulted in setting the vehicle ablaze and killing two persons who tried to run away. 

After the inspection of the car, Border Guards found 2,600 palm-sized sheets of hashish and 2.392 million pills of narcotics. 

The bodies of the two men and the seized drugs were handed to concerned authorities, the JAF said. 

Also on Sunday night, the JAF said that Border Guards foiled an infiltration attempt by a person, who was trying to cross from Jordan into Syria.

Border Guards executed rules of engagement taken in such cases, resulting in the arrest of the infiltrator who was later referred to the concerned authorities, a JAF statement said. 

The same person, the official source said, tried to cross the border in 2014 and was shot by border guards. 


On Saturday, the army killed 12 infiltrators and injured others as they attempted to cross from Syria into Jordan, as part of a group of 36 people. 

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