Israeli Police Continue Fight Against Crime Underworld


israel gangster arrestBy Zack Pyzer

Six suspected gangsters were arrested this week by Israeli Police, following the arrests of over 50 organized crime suspects in a number of sweeps over the past few weeks.

In addition to Monday’s operation, it was confirmed that Nissim Alperon, the boss of one of the country’s largest crime families, was arrested Sunday at Ben Gurion Airport. He had been attempting to board a flight to Greece when his name was flagged on a list of wanted persons.

The arrests are the latest chapter in an ongoing operation, codenamed “Case 512,” by the Lahav 433 unit of Israel Police.

The operation covers dozens of investigations into crimes committed over the past 12 years by some 50 suspects, police said last week. Police Chief Yohanan Danino claimed the operation is “one of the most significant probes ever conducted against criminal organizations in Israel in recent memory.”

Tazpit News Agency

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