After an undercover investigation lasting a year and a half, Tel Aviv police on Monday broke up a massive crime ring, arresting its head and 20 other people.
The police believe that they have managed to break up a huge operation in central Israel. The detainees are suspected of committing violent crimes, including murder, attempted murder and soliciting murder.
On Monday morning, hundreds of detectives working in a joint operation raided the homes of dozens of suspects, taking them in for questioning.
It was a painstaking operation, police say, with officers from the central unit going back over dozens of testimonies on criminal activity.
The police detectives managed to gather information on the way in which the organization operated, as well as evidence of acts by other criminal groups.
The detainees will now appear in court for a remand hearing.