Israel Border Guard Gets Tip, Arrests Palestinian weapons traffickers


Israel Border Guard nab three Palestinian weapons traffickers, intercept M-16 assault rifle before being sold.

By Uzi Baruch


Israeli Border Police nabbed a Palestinian weapons trafficking gang red-handed Saturday night, seizing an automatic assault rifle in the process.

M-16 with sound-depressor, seized by Border Police – Photo courtesy: Israel Police

The three suspects were arrested at Tapuach Junction in Samaria, after security forces received a tip off.

At around 10 p.m. Border Police officers at the junction identified the suspects’ vehicle, and immediately detained them for questioning.

Upon inspecting their vehicle police discovered an M-16 assault rifle hidden in three pieces, apparently ready to be sold.

The suspects – residents of Ramallah and Shechem – were taken in for further questioning by security services.


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