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Major Drug Haul in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv police made one of the largest drug hauls in Israel’s history last week when they seized a truck, just arrived from Lebanon and found two-and-a-half tons of hashish with a street value of over $2 million. Four members of a Jaffa family which own the truck were detained.

Acting apparently on a tip, the police surrounded the truck which had been hired by the Defense Ministry for construction work in south Lebanon. They dug through its cargo of sand to find scores of nylon bags filled with hashish.