Israel’s most wanted gang leader arrested in Johannesburg
The suspect has been on Interpol’s red notice from 2015
An Israeli fugitive, described as the country’s most wanted gang leader, has been arrested in South Africa’s commercial capital, Johannesburg.
He was arrested together with seven others during an early morning house raid, according to a police statement.
The 46-year-old man is believed to be connected to a criminal organisation in Israel called the Abergil Organisation. The gang is said to deal in drug trafficking, extortion and other criminal activities.
The suspect has been on Interpol’s red notice from 2015. He is wanted in Israel for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.
South African police seized five assault rifles, seven pistols and three suspected stolen motorcycles during the raid.