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Anti-narcotics forces detain 2 settlers in Nablus for selling drugs

Dec. 7, 2013 8:59 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 7, 2013 8:59 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Anti-Narcotics General Administration in Nablus has apprehended two Israeli settlers from nearby Taffuh settlement for selling drugs in Nablus a few days ago, the local director revealed on Saturday.

Shehadeh Amer told Ma'an that the anti-narcotics body detained two settlers in the village of Beta south of Nablus and subsequently turned them over to Israeli police.

The two detained settlers sold drugs primarily in Nablus and Jericho, Amer added.

Amer said that drugs sold in the West Bank primarily come from Israel and are transferred through West Bank laborers who work inside Israel, Palestinians living in Israel, and settlers.

He added that settlers have only recently became active in drug distribution.

Amer added that Nablus has one of the lowest levels of drug usage in the West Bank.
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