Syrians face charges in Jordan for smuggling attempts
Weapon smugglers have previously been stopped along the Jordan-Syria border (Courtesy of Press TV)
Jordan tried three Syrians on Tuesday for allegedly trying to smuggle 36 detonators into Syria for anti-government rebels, according to AFP.
A court official reported that the three suspects pleaded not guilty at the commencements of their state security trial and that the case was further adjourned until November 13th.
The court official further told reporters that the suspects "are accused of carrying out acts which the government disapproves that would harm Jordan's relations with another country, exposing the kingdom to the danger of reprisal acts and entering Jordan illegally."
The suspects allegedly crossed the border in Jordan illegally in July, with two of them settling in the northern city of Irbid and the third in the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq.
Shortly after entering, the suspects allegedly began communicating with several members of the Free Syrian Army to coordinate the transport of the detonators.
The suspects were arrested on September first, and if convicted, can face up to five years in jail.
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