Senior underworld figure Charlie Abutbul was arrested by police on Sunday on
suspicion of possession of firearms and gambling.
The arrest follows a
police raid on the Royal casino in Netanya which is owned by Abutbul, and which
uncovered a handgun, Channel 2 said.
Abutbul's attorneys said their
client has denied all suspicions against him during questioning with detectives
from the Serious and International Crimes elite police unit.
Abutbul's nephew, organized crime boss Francois Abutbul, was shot dead by an
assassin on a motorcycle at a gas station on Route 2 near Netanya.
homicide is being investigated by the Serious and International Crimes unit.