Goa: Israeli drug dealer suspect flees
Yaniv Benaim disappears from Indian prison after March arrest.
By BY JPOST.COM STAFF, ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 25, 2010 11:42
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PANAJI, India — An Israeli accused of being part
of a drug ring involving Indian police has jumped bail and disappeared
from the popular Indian tourist resort region of Goa, an
Indian official reported Wednesday.The police officer's involvement was exposed after a clip was published
on the internet showing Benaim saying that he managed to sell drugs in
Goa because he bribed police officers.
Minister Ravi Naik said he ordered an inquiry into the disappearance of
36-year-old Yaniv Benaim, who has been missing for four weeks.
Benaim was arrested in March and charged with trafficking in narcotic
A court freed him on bail in June, but ordered him to stay in Goa to
assist the police investigation into the case.
Naik said Wednesday that seven local police officers had been arrested so far in the case.
Benaim also boasted that he bribed the police commander and claimed that he sold drugs him drugs on a regular basis.