An Israeli soldier is suspected of supplying classified information to Hezbollah in exchange for drugs.
Police announced Monday that a noncommissioned officer serving as an infantry tracker along the Israel-Lebanon border was arrested last month on suspicion of spying for the Lebanese terrorist group.
According to authorities, the soldier gave Hezbollah information on Israeli troop deployments along the frontier in exchange for its expedition of cross-border drug deals.
Two other Israelis in custody are suspected of being involved in the alleged drug smuggling.
No personal details were immediately available on the arrested soldier other than that he lives in the Galilee area. Israel’s military trackers generally are Bedouin Arabs.
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