Smugglers shot on Israel-Lebanon border


Israeli soldiers shot and captured two men suspected of trying to smuggle in drugs from Lebanon.

The two Lebanese, who were disguised as U.N. peacekeepers, tried to sneak into the border village of Ghajar late Friday with a large quantity of hashish, military officials said.

Troops patrolling the area opened fire, wounding both men. They were taken into custody.

Ghajar is located at the foothills of the Golan Heights and sees regular drug traffic. Military officials said Friday’s incident was not believed to be connected to Hezbollah’s efforts to restore its southern Lebanese strongholds, which were overrun by Israeli forces during last year’s war.

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