IDF soldiers at Gaza border 311.
(photo credit: Associated Press)
Police uncovered a major criminal operation in which IDF weapons worth hundreds
of thousands of shekels were stolen from an army base and sold to criminals, it
was announced on Thursday.
Two IDF soldiers, residents of Netanya, were
arrested by the central district’s central unit on Thursday, and five additional
suspects who are believed to have distributed and purchased the firearms were
also arrested following the completion of a joint undercover investigation by
police and Military Police. The stolen weapons included M- 16 rifles, other
rifles, grenade launchers and a large quantity of ammunition.
Remand extended for soldier who allegedly returned gun
IDF officer sentenced for stealing equipment off Marmara
soldiers worked together to steal the weapons and neutralized security measures
in place on base,” Ch.-Supt. Tomer Cohen, head of the central unit’s
investigation division told The Jerusalem Post
transferred the weapons to a group of people who acted as
These in turn hid the firearms and then sold them to
“We are now checking to see if any of the weapons ended
up in the hands of terrorists,” Cohen added.