A 46-year-old high-ranking member attached to the Abergil crime family in Israel was arrested in Bryanston, Johannesburg on Thursday, 17 November.
ISRAEL CRIME FAMILY LEADER ARRESTED
The suspect was arrested in an operation led by Interpol South Africa, Organised Crime detectives, Crime Intelligence and the Special Task Force (STF). Seven suspects were nabbed alongside the wanted man.
“The Israeli gang leader has been on Interpol’s Red Notice list from 2015. He is a wanted suspect in Israel for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder,” said South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe.
The Abergil crime family is rooted in Israel but conducts criminal activities, including drug trafficking and extortion, across the world.
Mathe said the gang leader is linked to two car bombings in Israel in 2003 and 2004 that left innocent people injured.
Five assault rifles, seven pistols, $40 000 (R691 692) and three motorcycles were seized in the early morning raid
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