Authorities confiscated on Tuesday night two vehicles loaded with a large shipment of firearms from smuggled from outside Syria in the northwestern area of Hama governorate. The weapons, which were bound for armed terrorist groups, include 160 modern, high-tech pump-action shotguns and spare parts. The two vehicles, one of them a Kia van and the other a Kia sedan, carried Hama license plates and were located on one of the roads, with the weapons hidden in bags and bundles beneath covers of reeds. The two vehicles' drivers and their companions were arrested. Investigations to uncover the details of the operation are underway, according to SANA.
Earlier on August, news said that Lebanese army intelligence has intercepted a covert shipment of 1,000 assault rifles, reportedly destined for the city of Baniyas in Syria. Lebanese Army investigators said they have uncovered ties between the smugglers and the political entourage of former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who is backed by the United States and Saudi Arabia.
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The authorities seized on Sunday a huge consignment of weapons in a refrigerator truck driven by an Iraqi in a bid to smuggle it from Iraq to Syria via al-Tanf border crossing http://www.abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&Id=237288 More weapons bound for the Syrian Islamic Revolution found coming from Iraq http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfw-1VdxBJA&feature=related