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TRENDING | Israel ‘most wanted’ man case postponed to Monday

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After 7 years of being on the Interpol red notice, a 46-year-old Israeli gang leader has been arrested during an operation by South African Police Service and Interpol in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

By Thys Khiba – The case involving a 46-year-old alleged Israeli gang leader has been postponed to Monday.

On Friday, he was the only one who appeared in court for extradition proceedings to begin.

After 7 years of being on the Interpol red notice, Yaniv Yossi Ben Simon has been arrested during an operation by South African Police Service and Interpol in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

An Israeli most wanted fugitive believed to be connected to a criminal organisation in Israel called the Abergil Organisation is a wanted suspect in Israel for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.

He has been arrested together with seven others at a house in Bryanston.

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It is reported that officials struck around 2:00am, breaking down the home’s heavy gate before storming inside. The arrested suspects were found in their beds.

The Israeli gang leader has been on Interpol’s Red Notice from 2015. He is a wanted suspect in Israel for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder,” said Police spokesperson Colonel Athlenda Mathe.

Meanwhile, Israeli authorities indicated, the 46-year-old man connected to a notorious gang dealing in drug trafficking, extortion and other criminal activities.

The man allegedly attempted to blow up the car of another man in Israel in 2003 and 2004.

In 2003 and 2004, this wanted suspect allegedly placed an explosive bomb underneath a vehicle of a man in Israel in two separate incidents.

In the first incident, five people sustained serious injuries but all miraculously survived.

In another incident, the suspect also attempted to do the same with the same victim, where he placed a bomb on top of a vehicle. In this incident, three people also sustained serious injuries.

During an early morning take down operation, the team pounced on an identified address in Bryanston and found the suspect and seven others, 12 firearms including 5 x assault rifles and 7 x pistols , 40 000 US DOLLARS, 3 suspected stolen motorcycles were seized,” said Mathe.

 

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