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Jordan continues crackdown on Syrian drug traffickers

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Jordanian armed forces killed three individuals Wednesday morning, after foiling an attempt to smuggle narcotic substances across the border from Syrian territory.

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Jordanian armed forces killed three individuals Wednesday morning, after foiling an attempt to smuggle narcotic substances across the border from Syrian territory.

During the stand-off with the smugglers and the enforcement of rules of engagement, a member of the border guard forces sustained injuries and was reportedly in a critical condition, state news agency Petra reported, quoting a military source.

Drug trafficking from Syria into Jordan is becoming “organized” with smugglers stepping up operations and using sophisticated equipment including drones, Jordan’s army previously said, warning of a shoot-to-kill policy.

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