Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – An official military source in the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces – the Arab Army, announced that “the eastern military region thwarted, on Saturday morning, an attempt to smuggle weapons and hand grenades by means of a drone coming from Syrian territory.”
The source added, in a statement published by the General Command of the Jordanian Armed Forces on its website, that “the Border Guard forces, through the drone detection team, detected an attempt to illegally cross the borders with a drone from Syrian territory to Jordanian territory. drop it inside Jordanian territory.
The source explained, according to the statement, which was also published by the official Jordanian News Agency, “Petra”, that “after intensifying the search and inspection operations of the area, one M4 rifle and 4 hand grenades were found, and the drone was prepared in a booby-trapped way in case it was seized by the border guards.” A specialized engineering team dealt with and preserved them, and transferred the seized items to the competent authorities.
The source stressed that “the Jordanian armed forces continue to deal with all force and firmness, with any threat on the border fronts, and any endeavors intended to undermine and destabilize the security of the homeland and terrorize its citizens,” according to the statement.