The drugs were transferred to the custody of Israeli police
Israeli security forces on Saturday foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs worth some NIS 1.2 million from Egypt into Israel.
Overnight, Israel Defense Forces troops identified a number of suspects who were trying to smuggle the narcotics from Egyptian territory across the border.
The troops seized a bag containing approximately 31 kilogram of drugs with an estimated value of around 1.2 million shekels.
The drugs were transferred to the custody of Israeli police.
Smuggling attempts from Egypt into Israel, of drugs or weapons, represent a relatively frequent occurrence.
Last month, Israeli soldiers thwarted drug trafficking worth four million shekels.