Border Police nabs smuggling kingpin

Border Police nabs smugg

October 28, 2009 18:50


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Police have arrested one of the biggest smugglers on the Israel-Egypt border after seven years spent hunting the kingpin, it was announced Wednesday, Odeh Zanon had spent years as the top priority target of police and Border Patrol officers operating on the tense and often lawless border, before he was nabbed by undercover Border Patrol agents on Saturday night, for driving on a suspended license. Though he was only arrested for a traffic violation, police said Wednesday they were still thrilled this week to have finally put handcuffs on a man they say was one of the central players in the smuggling of massive amounts of drugs into Israel, as well of hundreds of women trafficked into the sex trade in Israel.

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