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Police expose arms trafficking ring in south; 30 arrested

Undercover agent infiltrates ring; exposes massive heroine, cocaine and weapons smuggling and trafficking operation

Ilana Curiel
Published: 01.07.13, 13:37 / Israel News

A special Southern District Police taskforce has been able to expose an arms and drug trafficking ring operating in southern Israel, Ynet learned Monday.


Thirty suspects were arrested in connection to the case, lauded as successful thanks to the work of one undercover agent who was able to infiltrate the ring.


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Police were able to seize what has been described as "massive property" during the raids on the suspects' homes, including jewelry, luxury cars and even several race horses.


According to available details, the suspects operated an arms and drug trafficking stretching across Beersheba, Mitzpe Ramon, several Bedouin communities in the Negev and several Israeli communities leading up to the southern edge of Jerusalem.


The suspects – who include a known figure in Jerusalem's underworld – are suspected of arms trafficking, money laundering and trafficking in heroine, cocaine and marijuana.



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