US national Micky Louis Mayon, one of the FBI's 100 most wanted criminals, was apprehended in an apartment in Tel Aviv's Florentine neighborhood Sunday by a newly-created task force dealing with illegal immigration.
Mayon, 33, is wanted in the US for several federal crimes, including membership in the Ku Klux Klan, the burning of vehicles belonging to federal judges and several charges of severe violence.
According to intelligence information relayed by Interpol, Mayon has been residing in Israel illegally since entering the country in 2008 and has changed his location every couple of days since his arrival.
Mayon was transferred to a detention facility following his arrest by the newly-formed Oz unit.
On November 1, 2001 US agents, acting on a lead, made an unsuccessful arrest attempt when they found out that Mayon had fled to Tel Aviv. An international arrest warrant was issued against him few months later.
In April 2007 Mayon fired a number of shots into the air during an argument with an African-American man, and in 1995, when he was 19-years-old, he was sentenced to prison for the first time after being convicted of drug use.