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Jordanian forces shoot alleged drug smugglers on snowy border with Syria

There has been a series of large drug busts in the Middle East recently.
Jordanian soldiers stand guard near their vehicle as they secure the area near the Al-Karameh border point with Iraq on June 25, 2014 as Jordan reinforced its border with Iraq after Sunni Arab militants overran a crossing with Syria.

Jordanian border guards shot and killed several alleged drug smugglers on the Syrian border today. 

The smugglers allegedly were armed and tried to enter Jordan sneakily through the snow. A total of 27 individuals were killed, while others were injured and fled back to Syria. The Jordanian military said they found “narcotics” in the area of the shooting, but did not specify which kind, the official Petra news agency reported. 

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