Driver aroused wardens' suspicion
Photo: IPS

What's in a loaf?

IPS wardens discover 170 grams of hashish stashed inside loaf of bread intended to be delivered to prison; truck driver arrested

A routine shipment of bread to Hasharon Prison contained a special "spread" last week, after Israel Prison Service wardens discovered 170 grams of hashish stashed inside one of the loafs.


Last Thursday, as on every morning, a truck delivering bread to jails in central Israel made its way along the distribution route. However, when it arrived at HaSharon Prison, the truck driver aroused the wardens' suspicion.


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After searching the driver, the wardens brought a dog specially trained to detect narcotics. The dog was put on the back of the truck and immediately honed in on one of the loaves of bread.


החשיש והלחם. מחפשים את האסיר המזמין (צילום: באדיבות דוברות השב"ס)

Loaf of bread with 'special spread' (Photo: IPS)


Inside the loaf, the wardens discovered 170 grams of hashish. The driver, 56, with no prior record, was arrested by the Kfar Saba Police, but denied involvement during his investigations, claiming that he is not responsible for loading the trucks.


According to the driver, he has been distributing bread for the past 26 years, and only recently got assigned the prison route. He added that the driver previously in charge of the route might have framed him.


"We always come across different smuggling methods of drugs, weapons and cellular devices – some are carried out through civilian drivers who bring supplies to the prison," said IPS' Dror Central Unit Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Natan Paz.


"We must not generalize, but some drivers have been involved in such acts. It's usually those drivers who have peen persuaded by the prisoners to do the smugglings. We always need to be on the lookout," he said.





פרסום ראשון: 01.22.12, 21:02
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