AMMAN: The Jordanian army said Tuesday it has shot down a drone loaded with drugs headed from Syrian territory towards the northern region, a statement on the Petra news agency said.

“Border Guards, in coordination with military security services and the anti-narcotics department, have detected an attempt to illegally cross the border from Syrian territory into Jordanian territory. The plane was shot down inside Jordanian territory,” the army statement said.

The statement said that after the plane was shot down, it was found that it was carrying 500 grams of crystal, and the seized items were transferred to the competent authorities.

The source confirmed that the Jordanian armed forces are continuing to deal forcefully and firmly with any threat on the border fronts.