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15kg of heroin and cocaine seized, one killed and three arrested near Syrian border

July 19, 2008 11:40 A.M. (Updated: July 19, 2008 11:40 A.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - Israeli forces kill one and injure another in a suspected drug smuggling attempt at the Israel-Syria border on Friday night.

Radio Israel reported that Israeli border guards near Syria in the Golan Heights noticed two men crossing the area at midnight and opened fire at them killing one and injuring the other. It is believed that the men were attempting to smuggle drugs into Israel. The wounded infiltrator was evacuated to hospital in Israel.

Police sources said that two Israeli men in their thirties were arrested after the incident in Majdal Shams village in the Golan Heights. They were in possession of 15 kilograms of heroin and cocaine which police believe were received from the infiltrators before they were shot.

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