Underworld crime figure attempted suicide while in custody

By JPOST.COM STAFF, MAARIV ONLINE
May 28, 2015 13:30

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

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.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 18, 2018
Iran: U.S. sanctions did not cause economical 'dead-end'

By REUTERS