On the morning of Monday, July 3, was allowed to publish information about the detention of six suspects in the theft of army weapons.
As the press service of the police, the detainees live in Beersheba and in the North of the country.
According to the official report, they took 33 automatic rifle M-16, as well as other weapons and ammunition.
Based on the available information, the theft of weapons was committed on may 26 at the military base «SDE Taiman» in the Western Negev. On may 28, the military, discovered the theft, he notified the police and the investigation began.
The investigation revealed that the stolen guns were sold to gangs in the South and in the North of the country. The attackers had planned a new deal to sell weapons.
During the arrest and during a search in the vehicles and the apartments of the suspects was found 11 automatic M-16 rifles, a carbine, two pistols, body armor, laser sights, drugs and cash in the amount of 200 thousand shekels.
Law enforcement authorities seized the cars of suspected criminals.
Note that the cost of a new M-16 assault rifle on the black market in Israel is 50 to 60 thousand shekels.