IDF officer allegedly stole arms for criminals

Police eavesdrop on arms deal between suspects and Israeli Arab underworld figure.

Stolen bullets 311 (photo credit: Israel Police)
Stolen bullets 311
(photo credit: Israel Police)
An IDF noncommissioned officer and two civilians were arrested on Wednesday by the Israel Police and Military Police for allegedly stealing IDF arms and planning to sell them to underworld criminals.
The officer, 32, from Ashkelon, was arrested along with two men, aged33 and 20, from Modi’in and Lod, respectively, on suspicion of stealinggrenades and thousands of ammunition rounds.
The Modi’in suspect allegedly stored the arms in his home, and was enroute to selling the weapons when he was arrested by officers from theCentral District’s Central Unit, which led the investigation.
Police had launched an undercover investigation in recent weeks, andsaid they had eavesdropped on an arms deal between the suspects and aknown Israeli Arab underworld figure in Lod.