Suspects arrested for helping smuggle people out of Israel

March 14, 2012 13:50

Police arrested a former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) employee and former police officer for accepting bribes in exchange for helping citizens not allowed to leave the country exit Israel, Channel 10 news reported Wednesday.

Israel Police's National Fraud Squad suspect that the two are part of a larger network which was helping such citizens escape the country, according to channel 10 news. The National Fraud Squad carried out an undercover investigation over the past two months at the Ben-Gurion International Airport, tracking people who exited the country illegally, due to either a court order that they remain in Israel or for other reasons.

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