Jordan shoots down drug-loaded drone coming from Syria

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Jordanian military forces thwarted on Wednesday an attempt to smuggle narcotics via a drone coming from Syria into Jordan.

A source in the General Command of the Jordan Armed Forces (JAF) told The Jordan Times that their forces shot down a drone that was carrying a “quantity of crystal meth.”

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in 2011, Jordan has experienced numerous attempts at infiltration and smuggling of drugs, mainly originating from Syria and Iraq.

The source stressed the Jordanian army will “show zero tolerance towards any infiltration or smuggling attempts that seek to tamper with the Kingdom’s security.”

According to information from the JAF figures, there were a total of 194 recorded instances of smuggling and infiltration during the period from January to August in 2023. Additionally, the army stated that border guards along the northeastern border with Syria have intercepted 88 smuggling attempts involving drones that were transporting narcotics and explosives.

By Ster Youssef