Underworld crime figure attempted suicide while in custody

May 28, 2015 13:30


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Alleged mob figure Assi Abutbul attempted to take his own life Thursday morning after he was detained in a major police operations dubbed "Case 512" that has centered around putting an end to organized crime.

According to reports, guards at the Hasharon prison facility found Abutbul with multiple self-inflicted wounds and was listed in stable condition at the prison hospital.

According to police, the investigation named “Case 512” involves a long series of suspected violent crimes and drug offenses both here and abroad, including high-profile murders committed recently as part of Israel’s underworld wars.

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