Israel Police arrest 37 in massive drug and weapons bust

November 21, 2016 18:00


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Police on Monday concluded a months long undercover operation, dubbed “Operation 565," in the illegal weapons and drug trade, culminating in 37 arrests.

Two undercover officers whose names are under gag order, assimilated into drug and weapons trafficking world and were able to purchase large amounts of drugs, weapons, and ammunition.

Hundreds of officers from the Lahav 433 crime unit made arrests in Netanya, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Ramle, Acre, Sakhnin, Lakia, and Pardes Hanna on Monday morning on suspicion of weapons and drug trafficking. Police seized three kilograms of marijuana, than 700 grams of cocaine, and nine weapons during Monday’s raid.

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