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Two Arab nationals caught attempting to cross border into neighbouring country

By JT - Feb 04,2016 - Last updated at Feb 04,2016

A member of the Border Guards assists a Syrian refugee who arrived to Jordan recently (Petra photo)

AMMAN — Border Guards on Wednesday night foiled an attempt by two Arab nationals to cross from Jordan into a neighbouring country, a source from the Jordan Armed Forces-Arab Army (JAF) said Thursday.

The source told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that the troops dealt with the situation according to the rules of engagement and arrested the infiltrators. 

The source did not specify the nationality of the infiltrators, nor the countries they were attempting to cross into.

Also on Thursday, an army source said Border Guards received 118 Syrians over the previous 48 hours.

Children, women and the elderly represented the majority of the arrivals.

Arrangements were made to transfer the refugees to the Zaatari and Azraq camps in Mafraq and Zarqa, Petra reported.

The Border Guards in 2015 received a total of 16,997 Syrian refugees, offering them the assistance and transporting them to camps, according to official JAF figures.

The army recorded 85 cases of infiltration attempts involving 132 people last year.

Also last year, JAF personnel stationed on the borders confiscated huge amounts of weapons, ammunition and narcotics of different kinds and foiled many infiltration attempts.

According to the statement, the troops seized 1,473 pieces of various weapons and 6,659 bullets.


The army also confiscated 16,768,684 Captagon pills, 893,060 palm-sized sheets of hashish and 20,000 Tramadol pills. 

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