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Customs seizes 320kg hashish on Egyptian border crossing

Customs seizes 320kg hashish on Egyptian border crossing

CAIRO: Customs officials stopped one of the largest drug-trafficking attempts in recent years, seizing some 320 kg of hashish stashed inside a trailer truck entering Israel by way of the Nitzana crossing, police said.

The smugglers hid the hashish inside of crates full of charcoal, and wrapped the bricks in charcoal paper in an effort to throw off the customs inspectors.
Nonetheless, it was picked up by inspectors manning the X-ray machine at the crossing, who then began pulling out dozens of bricks of the contraband.
After police pulled the truck aside, they traced the delivery to a destination in Beit Jala, where West Bank police arrested one suspect, and eventually a total of 10 suspects were arrested, including ones from Ras el- Amud, Daburiya and Beersheba.