(WMR) -- Peruvian
police have rounded up an Israeli-led cocaine smuggling ring, according to the Peruvian
Ministry of the Interior and Reuters.
On December 2, Peruvian police confiscated over a half ton
of cocaine bound for Europe and Israel from Lima and Chorillos. In
October, more sizable amounts of cocaine from the same criminal syndicate were
seized by police in the Bahamas and Spain.
Peruvian police believe the cocaine ring�s leader is Israeli
national Moris Abdelhak, aka �The Welder,� who was arrested last nobth in Peru.
Abdelhak, whose residence is Kiryat Yam, Israel, specialized in hiding cocaine
in machinery that was then sent to phony companies either via land route
to Chile and then by sea to Europe and Haifa or by air directly from Jorge
Chavez International Airport in Lima. Some of the cocaine shipped to Israel was
transported via an additional smuggling route to Jordan.
Four Peruvian citizens have also been arrested in the
cocaine bust in Peru. Israeli police are still looking for the top ring
leader, Moshe El-Garbli, a former soccer player from Magdim who uses the
name �The Referee.� Last month, Israeli police arrested 10 Israelis in an
investigation of the cocaine ring that shipped the drugs into Haifa in shipping
On October 11, 2006, Estonian police arrested four
Israelis tied to the cocaine smuggling ring. Nahum Yaron Kahana, Meir Shushan,
Shimon Yaloz, and Moshe Moris Benyamin were arrested for trying to smuggle
cocaine into Tallinn hidden in a gearwheel shipped from Lima. Benyamin,
63, reportedly suffered a �brain stroke� while in custody and he was released
to relatives who took him back to Israel.
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