Four citizens of Israel were arrested in Panama on suspicion of aggravated robbery, extortion, attempted arson, conspiracy to commit crimes.
According to the website of Panama website Prensa.com a victim of racketeers was also Israeli, owner of a chain of restaurants in Panama, which the criminals had been pursuing over the last year.
The Deputy Prosecutor for combating organized crime Jairo Samaniego presented the judge do with Kenya Marina evidence which it deemed sufficient to extend the arrest.
According to Marina, the aggregate punishment of the crime imputed to the prisoner is up to 24 years in prison.
According to the website, the businessman first tried to pay off racketeers, but then became the victim of additional extortion and threats, including the attempted arson of his business. After that, he agreed with criminals about the meeting where they were arrested by local police.
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