A 12-year-old boy allegedly used his mother's car to deal drugs on behalf of an adult, police said on Wednesday.
Police received a report on illegal car use by a minor in the Shfela region south of Tel Aviv, and found that the boy drove as far as Tel Aviv with the vehicle, while his friends sat inside as passengers.A business owner in the area convinced them to move hashish and marijuana around, and used them to carry out a number of drug deals, a police spokeswoman added.
Police seized narcotics and electronic scales during a raid on the business owner's premises, and arrested the suspect.
The youths are also suspected of breaking into businesses and stealing goods. They were released to house arrest.