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Colombia: 11 Israelis suspected of soliciting sex from minors
Cartagena police say Israelis caught in luxury residence using hallucinogenic drugs, having sex with local prostitutes; investigation launched

Colombian police in the port city of Cartagena arrested 11 Israelis for the alleged consumption of drugs and solicitation of sex from local prostitutes, including minors, authorities said Monday.


Local police official Col. Carlos Mena said the Israelis traveled from Bogota to Cartagena, "where they were provided with drugs and women," adding that "underage girls were involved."


According to police, the Israelis were arrested in a luxury residence while in possession of what authorities say were hallucinogenic drugs.


At least one minor was in the apartment at the time of the arrest, police said, adding that an investigation into the incident has been launched.


A few months a Thai court sentenced two Israelis to death after they had been convicted of drug-trafficking. The men, 34-year-old Vladimir Akronik and 37-year-old Alon Mahluf, were detained in the vicinity of Bangkok's Kao San Road in possession of 23,000 ecstasy pills in December, 2007.


Thai media reported that the two arrived in Thailand from Europe and were detained after authorities received information about them from American officials.


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