NCO suspected of major arms deals

29-yr-old allegedly asked IDF soldiers to steal weapons; 4 others apprehended.

March 29, 2007 12:35


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A 29-year-old IDF non-commissioned officer was suspected of stealing and selling weapons and ammunition to arms dealers, details released for publication on Thrusday revealed. The man, a mechanic by profession from a village near Nazareth, was apprehended three weeks ago along with four other suspects: another resident from his village, a man from Kfar Kanna, an Israeli Arab and a Tulkarm resident. The suspect allegedly solicited other soldiers and NCOs into stealing weapons from caches and bases and sold them to dealers. The suspects allegedly made hundreds of thousands of shekels from the transactions. Indictments will be served against the suspects within the next few days.

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