Israel arrests French consulate driver on gun smuggling charges

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Romain Franck, 23, an employee with the French consulate in Jerusalem, was one of nine people arrested for their involvement in an alleged arms trafficking ring, in which the Frenchman is accused of using his consular vehicle to transport a total of 70 handguns and two assault rifles to the West Bank.

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A French employee of France’s consulate in Jerusalem is under arrest for allegedly smuggling dozens of weapons from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank, Israel’s domestic security agency said Monday, reports The Washington Post.