Police arrest dozens in drug, weapons trafficking operation

07.12.2011                      11.Kislev. 5772

Polizeiaktion:

Police arrest dozens in drug, weapons trafficking operation

Agents managed to purchase machine guns, rifles, explosives, dozens of kilos of various drugs in months-long undercover operation.

Police arrested 70 suspects Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, wrapping up a months-long undercover operation that targeted drug and weapons trafficking throughout the country. Among the suspects were convicts, a minor, three women and known ranking members of criminal organizations.
During the course of the undercover investigation, two agents – one ex-con and one police officer – conducted drug and weapons deals stretching from Eilat in the South to Nazareth in the North. The operation began while the convict, a resident of one of Israel's northern villages, was still in prison and continued after he was released….