Israeli held for illegally entering Jordan appears in court

Associated Press |
Updated: 12.02.19 , 17:45
An Israeli man detained in Jordan has appeared before a state security court where he was charged with illegally entering the country and possessing drugs.
The 35-year-old Israeli pleaded guilty on Monday to entering Jordan illegally but denied the other charge. Konstantin Kotov said that possessing a small amount of marijuana is legal in Israel. The judge rejected that argument, saying he had violated Jordanian law.
Kotov, who was arrested on Oct. 29, did not say why he traveled to Jordan.
First published: 17:45 , 12.02.19