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In the MEA she’arim arrested 45 suspected of trafficking in drugs and arms

The Jerusalem police uncovered a large network of drug traffickers and arms, operating in ultra-Orthodox neighborhoods of MEA she’arim in Jerusalem and Ramat Beit Shemesh in Beit Shemesh.

To reveal the criminal network was possible thanks to the introduction of her secret agent, consisting of committed transactions.

Tuesday, December 15, a large force of police carried out detentions and searches took into custody 45 suspects from Jerusalem, Beit Shemesh, center of Israel and Judea and Samaria. As informs a portal «Kikar Shabbat», the majority of those detained for drug trafficking – ultra-Orthodox Jews («haredim») and the arms trade – the Arabs.

To date, the court extended the arrest of 12 detainees until Thursday, December 17.

To reveal the criminal network was possible thanks to the introduction of her secret agent, consisting of committed transactions.

Agent, graduate of one of Jerusalem’s yeshiva and a member of the very well known, religious family, received special training. Soon after implementation, he found that the daily life of the neighborhood of me’a she’arim is very different from the night.

The job of the police he conducted a series of transactions for the purchase of various types of drugs, bought a stolen car and weapons. After several months of work in the MEA she’arim he was transferred to Ramat Beit Shemesh, where he also carried out several transactions.

In total, he has acquired dozens of kilograms of drugs, a stolen vehicle, two modernized machine gun «Carl Gustav», the M-16 rifle and a large number of cartridges.

Police say the investigation is expected to make additional arrests as the total number of suspects more than 60 people.




In the MEA she’arim arrested 45 suspected of trafficking in drugs and arms 16.12.2015

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