Peru Police Nab Israeli for Plotting to Smuggle a Half a Ton of Cocaine to Europe

Man, in his fifties, has denied all of the allegations against him, was arrested during raid on local apartment.

An Israeli citizen has been arrested by police in Peru on suspicion of involvement in a plot to smuggle a half a ton of Cocaine to Europe.

The Israeli, in his fifties, was arrested Thursday night in an apartment in Lima with local friends.

Police suspect the man hatched a plot with a group of Peruvian friends, using his work as a textile exporter as cover.

The man has denied all allegations against him.