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An Acre resident died Sunday after he swallowed drugs in attempt to hide them from police who had arrived at his home in the northern city.

A Galilee region police officer said that detectives arrived at the apartment of the man, who was known to police, as part of a drug investigation. Police suspect the man swallowed the small amount of narcotics when he saw officers approaching his apartment.

Paramedics were not able to revive the man, who died at the scene.