Police nab men suspected of smuggling diesel fuel to Israel

Police nab men suspected

October 27, 2009 15:42


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Police on Tuesday arrested six suspects accused of smuggling some 150,000 liters of diesel fuel into Israel from Cyprus hidden on a fishing boat they converted into a tanker. The investigation was carried out by undercover officers from the elite Lahav 433 anti-organized crime unit over the past several months, in cooperation with the anti-fraud task force and tax authorities. Police said the investigation uncovered the smuggling of hundreds of thousands of liters of diesel fuel, which the suspects bought in Cyprus to sell at an inflated price in Israel. All six suspects will brought before a Ramle court on Tuesday for remand hearings.

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