Israeli Forces Arrest 4 Arabs with Illegal Guns at Major Samaria Junction

18 February, 2020   |   1 month ago

Israeli Border Police troops on Monday night arrested four Arab suspects at the Tapuach Junction in Samaria who had two Carlo submachine guns in their possession.

Intelligence information received about a suspicious vehicle containing weapons resulted in the special preparation of Border Police forces at the Tapuach Junction, a major intersection in Samaria.

During the operation, the vehicle reached the intersection with four suspects. A search of the vehicle led to the exposure of two Carlo guns that were hidden in the trunk.

The four suspects, residents of Ramallah, Qalandiya, and Jerusalem in their 20s, were arrested for investigation.

The Border Police “will continue to operate in all sectors, including in Judea and Samaria, to eliminate the production and trafficking of illegal weapons in order to thwart terrorism and keep civilians safe,” it stated.

The Carlo is an improvised weapon produced mostly in the areas in Judea and Samaria under Palestinian Authority control in illegal shops and are often used in terror attacks.