Police seize shipment of Turkish opium, arrest 2 suspects

May 3, 2010 14:04

Tel Aviv police on Monday announced the seizure of 8.5 kilograms of Turkish opium hidden in paintings intended for a suspect in Holon.

Two businessmen from Holon were arrested on Sunday on suspicion of ordering the drugs, marking the end of a six-month-long investigation.

A package containing four landscape pictures was intercepted by the drug section of Ben Gurion Airport customs.

"The drugs were hidden in the frames of the pictures," police said in a statement. Detectives allowed the package to make its way to a business in Holon, before arresting the business owner and his partner after they received the shipment.

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