Border guards slaughter sheep smuggled from Syria with drugs

[04-08-2013 04:32 AM]

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - The Jordanian border guards deployed at the northern Jordan border region with Syria reportedly slaughter sheep being smuggled by outlaws from Syria, used to smuggle drugs into the kingdom.

Local residents of the town of Amrawa on the Jordanian-Syrian border told UPI that border guards slaughter and then burn the remains of the smuggled sheep for being a health and security hazard.

The residents claimed that Syrian traders smuggle drugs through the sheep into the kingdom by hiding shaving off the lower wool off the sheep, hide quantities of drugs inside, then reattach the wool on the sheep.

The town of Amrawa is located in northern Jordan near Ramtha, adjacent to the Syrian borders. It is considered one of the illegal points of entry into the kingdom from Syria, divided from the neighboring country by the Yarmouk River.

The Jordanian Armed Forces Command had announced on Friday that border guards arrested seven Syrian sheep traders during their attempt to smuggle weapons and large quantities of ammunition and drugs from Syria into Jordan.

It is noted that there are nearly 40 illegal points of entry in the 370 kilometer-long borders between Jordan and Syria, through which many refugees flee Syria into Jordan since the eruption of violence in the neighboring country over two years ago, but are sometimes also used to smuggle illegal substances and materials into the Kingdom.

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