IDF thwarts drug smuggling attempts on Egypt, Lebanon borders
View of the border area between Israel and Egypt as it seen from Road number 10, southern Israel, on December 4, 2018. (photo credit: Yossi Zeliger/Flash90)

— IDF soldiers seize some 120 kilograms of marijuana and cocaine on Egyptian border —

Israeli border guards on Saturday foiled two smuggling attempts on the Egyptian and Lebanese borders, seizing drugs in both incidents.

According to a statement by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesperson's unit, soldiers seized some 120 kilograms of marijuana and cocaine worth estimated tens of millions of shekels on the Egyptian border.

The statement didn't specify whether any suspects were apprehended in the course of the operation.

Also on Saturday, IDF troops thwarted a drug and weapon smuggling attempt along the border area between Israel and Lebanon.

After spotting a suspect who managed to flee amid foggy conditions, Israeli troops seized 41 bags containing drugs and a package of ammunition, worth estimated hundreds of thousands of shekels.

The findings were transferred to Israel Police for investigation.

Manhunt for the suspect is ongoing.

Earlier this year, Israel thwarted several smuggling attempts of drugs and firearms from Lebanon, likely on behalf of the Hezbollah terrorist group.

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