Jerusalem police arrest 38 in massive drug operation

By MELANIE LIDMAN
October 23, 2012 19:01

Jerusalem police arrested 38 people Tuesday in a massive drug bust for selling hash, cocaine, and other drugs. A 23-year-old undercover agent working for the past ten months bought eight kilos of hash and 100 gram of cocaine, worth nearly a quarter of a million shekels, in order to capture evidence against all of the suspects.

Police stormed into the suspects' homes early Tuesday morning, and discovered NIS 150,000 in cash, which they believe is from drug dealing, said Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben Ruby.

On Tuesday the suspects were remanded at the Jerusalem Magistrates Court. Jerusalem district Cmdr Yossi Prienti honored the undercover agent in a ceremony on Tuesday as well.


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