Jordanian military says 1 man died, 2 arrested during a thwarted attempt to 'infiltrate the country'

Jordanian military says 1 man died, 2 arrested during a thwarted attempt to 'infiltrate the country'
Jordan's military said it thwarted an attempt by three men to enter the kingdom, amid a surge in captagon smuggling.
1 min read
The military said it had applied its "rules of engagement" during Monday's infiltration attempt [Getty/archive]

The Jordanian military said Tuesday one man died and two others were arrested during an attempt to infiltrate the country.

The military said it had applied its "rules of engagement" during Monday's infiltration attempt and arrested the three suspects.

It said a Georgian man was found unconscious and transferred to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, while the other two —from Turkey and Azerbaijan — were detained.

The statement gave no further details on the cause of death, where the men had tried to infiltrate the country or what they were doing at the time of the attempted crossing.

The army statement said it will "deal with any infiltration or smuggling attempt with full force and firmness to protect the borders and prevent anyone from tampering with national security."

Tags