At least 50 arrested in Israeli organized crime investigation


JERUSALEM (JTA) — At least 50 people were arrested in connection with a massive Israeli investigation into organized crime.

A gag order was partially lifted on the case Monday.

Dozens of homes were raided in Israel and abroad, and cars, bank accounts and properties were seized due to their links to organized crime.

The suspects are allegedly connected to cases in Israel that include murders, drug trafficking and violent offenses.

Codenamed Case 512, according to reports, the investigation was carried out by Lahav 433, Israel’s crime-fighting umbrella organization.

Israel Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino spoke about the operation on Monday at the Israel Bar Association conference underway in Eilat.

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