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2 Border Guards suspected of assault

Two officers stationed in Eilat arrested for allegedly assaulting, robbing Sudanese resident. Internal Affairs Bureau probing

Two Border Guard officers were arrested in the southern resort city of Eilat on suspicion of assault and robbery against a Sudanese resident.


The police Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating the allegations. The two will be arraigned by the Rishon Lezion Magistrate's Court later Wednesday.


The Sudanese, who is in Israel on a temporary resident visa, lodged a complaint in an Eilat police station on Sunday night.


The man claimed the two officers stopped him to look at his papers, ordered he get in their car and drove him to a secluded place, where they assaulted him, robbed him and took away his visa papers, before leaving him behind and fleeing the scene.


A Southern District IAB team located and arrested the suspects, one of whom was found in possession of the Sudanese's visa.


Border Guard Commissioner Yisrael Yitzhak denounced the two's behavior as "shocking," adding that the Border Guard was cooperating with the internal investigation in full: "We and IAB want to weed the force from those who would tarnish an entire corps which dedicates itself to the safety and the security of the citizens, and to fighting terror and crime."


Ahuva Mamos contributed to this report  


פרסום ראשון: 12.23.09, 12:02
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