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A Jordanian soldier stands guard in his tank at the Jordan-Syrian border near Mafraq, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Amman – Jordanian Coast Guard foiled on Sunday an infiltration attempt by four persons into the Kingdom from Syria, Jordanian Armed Forces said Monday.

A military source at the General Headquarters explained that the army personnel applied the rule of engagement taken in such cases, forcing the infiltrators to retreated to the Syrian front.

The source stated that after searching the area, soldiers seized 549,000 Captagon pills, 122 palm-sized sheets of hashish, and 8,550 Tramadol bars.

The Border Guards patrols also foiled another infiltration attempt by three people, who tried to cross the frontier from Syria, arrested the infiltrators and referred them to the competent authorities, the source added.

He stated that Jordan hosts over 600 thousand refugees since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in March 2011, and had intensified its border control and arrests dozens of extremists trying to infiltrate into the Syrian territories to join the combat.