Soldier suspected of aiding Hizbullah

NCO allegedly gave group info on troop movements in exchange for permission to smuggle drugs into Israel.

An IDF non-commissioned officer was arrested on suspicion of giving Hizbullah information on the whereabouts of IDF troops, the Haifa Military Court announced Monday. The man, who was arrested a month ago, gave over the details in exchange for the guerrilla group allowing him to smuggle drugs into Israel. Meanwhile, a 20-year-old female IDF soldier was arrested for allegedly being part of an Arab car theft ring which stole scores of private vehicles across the country, police said Monday. The soldier, Tamar Marton of Jerusalem, is suspected of aiding a group of 12 east Jerusalem Arab residents who allegedly stole dozens of private vehicles from the capital and other major Israeli cities over the last year, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The ring was broken up by police this week after a six- month long investigation. The 12 Arab suspects, all residents of east Jerusalem in their 20's, allegedly sold the vehicles to a Palestinian car pound near the West Bank city of Ramallah for NIS 1000-4000 each.