Police arrest mob figure in connection with lethal Bat Yam blast

Police arrest mob figure

October 31, 2009 20:06


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Police arrested two people in connection with an explosion in Bat Yam on Thursday night which left one man dead and two badly wounded. Underworld figure Moti Hassin and an alleged accomplice, Yossi Castrowere, were taken into custody late on Thursday night by officers from Tel Aviv Police's Central Unit, a few hours after the blast. The explosion tore through a paint garage that acted as a front for an underworld bomb-making factory, according to police. Hassin has been linked to the Abergil crime family, with suggestions that he is slated to take over the outfit when the current leaders, Yitzhak and Meir Abergil, are extradited to the US on murder, money-laundering, extortion and narcotics charges.

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