Two Elderly Israelis Arrested in 12.5 Ton Marijuana Bust

Two men, aged 81 and 67, accused of helping engineer smuggling of $50 million of marijuana into Britain.

Two elderly Israeli men were arrested by British police Tuesday night for attempting to smuggle 12.5 tons of marijuana into the country, the Sun reported on Wednesday.

Moshe Kedar 81, and his younger accomplice Mordechai Hersch, 67, were arrested after Kedar was reportedly caught on surveillance video receiving a cell phone and $10,000 cash from members of a London drug gang.

According to the Sun, police needed six sessions in a special incinerator to dispose of the marijuana, valued at around $50 million.

The Sun calculated the haul as enough to make 36 million marijuana cigarettes ? or one for every man and woman in Britain.

Kedar has no previous criminal record and a police representative is quoted by the Sun as saying "Maybe he turned to crime very late in life, or maybe he simply never got caught before. Either way, his luck has now run out."