(MENAFN - Jordan Times) Police on Monday announced the arrest of six wanted suspects in a dawn raid on a house in the Northern Badia.
No one was injured during the operation although one of the suspects pointed a machinegun at the patrol that raided the house, according to Captain Wasfi Etoum from the Public Security Department (PSD) media office.
"The security forces were able to arrest him before a single bullet was fired and no one was injured in the operation," the police official said.
Etoum noted that there were women and children in the house at the time of the raid, and "one of the suspects dressed himself as a woman, covering his face with a niqab".
"The forces that raided the house became suspicious of him because he was tall and well built and we were lucky that he did not escape disguised as a woman," he told The Jordan Times.
Brigadier General Fadel Hmoud, director of the PSD's criminal investigation department said the six suspects were wanted for robbery and drug abuse.
"We have been monitoring the suspects' movements for a while and decided to launch the raid today. We found stolen vehicles and licence plates, drugs and equipment used in robberies," a PSD statement quoted Hmoud as saying.
He vowed to continue collecting information on "suspects and fugitives to bring them to justice."
The prosecutor issued orders for the six men to be detained at a correctional and rehabilitation centre for 14 days pending further investigation into the case.