Major Israeli mob boss arrested by Coastal region police

August 29, 2012 21:03


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One of Israel’s most feared mobsters is behind bars, after police on Tuesday night arrested Iman Karajeh, the head of one of Israel’s top crime families on suspicion of extortion, money laundering, and driving on a suspended license.

Detectives from the Coastal Region of the special YAMAR investigative unit had been following Karajeh for months, building a case against him on charges of extortion and money laundering. On Tuesday night they caught a break, when detectives spotted him driving even though his license was suspended two years ago. Officers took Karajeh in and on Wednesday the Hadera Magistrate’s Court extended his remand by five days.

The court also extended by three days a Tel Aviv resident who was arrested along with Karajeh.

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