Israel Police arrest 10 for smuggling drugs in kids toys

January 5, 2017 10:34


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Tel Aviv District Police announced on Thursday that 10 suspects, in their 30s, were arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine, worth millions of shekels in kids toys.

According to police, 6.5 kg of drugs were mailed from the United States to addresses in Tel Aviv and Ramat Hasharon. The drugs were disguised in “minions” dolls, from the popular animated movie and Star Wars dolls.

Police said they first identified a number of packages, which were sent to a messenger who then delivered the drugs within the trafficking network. Police eventually followed the recipients to the head of the drug trafficking network. The drugs are supposedly targeted at Israel’s Filipino foreign-worker community.

The suspects will be brought to the Tel Aviv Magistrates Court on Thursday, where police are seeking to extend their remand. 

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