Undercover agent arrests 25 Arab drug traffickers

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About 400 law enforcement officers took part in the operation to capture 25 suspected drug and weapon traffickers.

Among those detained are several Palestinians from Judea and Samaria and several residents of Israel, as well as a woman who, using her Israeli citizenship, transported some drug dealers and weapons in her car through a checkpoint. The youngest person involved in the case is 19 years old, the oldest is over fifty. security and were prosecuted for crimes related to terrorism.

Some of those detained by the security services already have dossiers put together by an undercover agent known as “Shufel” who has been operating throughout Judea and Samaria, as well as East Jerusalem and Lod for the past eight months. He has made dozens of transactions and acquired 31 weapons, including 22 pistols, 9 machine guns and three grenades. Some assault rifles were converted from airsoft guns to standard weapons capable of killing.

Early in the morning the investigation moved into the open phase. About 400 Jerusalem area policemen, with the assistance of Magav soldiers, other police reinforcements, including special units of the Israeli police, IDF forces, police dogs and others, ransacked the homes of those suspected of arms trafficking and drug trafficking. The arrests were made simultaneously in Lod, East Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

During the search, several weapons were seized from the suspects, and 3 cars were confiscated. guards to continue the investigation.

Police Chief Yaakov Shabtai commented on this activity and said: “I congratulate the Jerusalem District and its head, Superintendent Doron Turgeman, on the impressive achievement in using an undercover agent.”

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