800 cops arrest 100 suspects in anti-burglary, drugs op

March 5, 2013 18:45

Over 800 officers from the Central District carried out raids across central Israel on Tuesday morning, arresting 103 suspects as part of a large-scale operation against stolen property and drug gangs in the district.

Code-named “Double Moon”, the operation is one of the biggest single sweeps carried out by Israel Police in recent years.Central District YAMAR Commander Yigal Ben-Shalom, who commanded the operation, said that the raids were carried out after a ten-month undercover sting, in which two YAMAR agents penetrated gangs in the Sharon and the Shfela regions.

Ben-Shalom said the agents mainly focused on bringing down gangs who carried out burglaries “because these are crimes that very much affect the day-to-day life of citizens across the district.”

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