Israel Foils Dead Sea Weapons Smuggling Attempt (PHOTOS)
IDF forces intercepted an arms smuggling shipment that included 10 Kalashnikov machine guns and 10 magazines. The weapons and ammunition where on board a small motor boat manned by two Palestinian Arabs crossing the Dead Sea from Jordan. Police arrested the two men in their 40’s, saying that this was a culmination of week long operation.
Dead Sea patrols are limited, and few boats cross on a regular basis, although it has been know to police as a route for drug smuggling, weapons have rarely been intercepted there. “This is a unique and rare interception,” police said. “We are still looking into the weapons’ destination.” According to police, Kalashnikov rifles can fetch as much as $ 7,500 on the black market.