Over 100 Kilos of Cannabis Seized in Central Israel, Six Men Arrested for Drug Dealing

Men allegedly used caravan to sell drugs after being inspired by hit TV series 'Breaking Bad.'

Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Bags of cannabis confiscated by police during Friday's raid.
Bags of cannabis confiscated by police during Friday's raid.Credit: Israel Police
Yaniv Kubovich
Yaniv Kubovich

Six men were arrested on Friday morning on suspicion of growing cannabis and selling it in communities in the center and south of the country.

The men, aged between 23 and 49, were detained in a raid by the central division of the Tel Aviv police on several sites in Ramat Gan, Kiryat Ono and the moshavim Rintiya and Menuha. Three of the men are brothers.

Police confiscated 106 kilograms of cannabis ready for sale, as well as four vehicles.

In a separate raid in the center of the country, police discovered a caravan which the suspects are believed to have used to distribute the drugs and 430,000 shekels (about $107,000) in cash.

The suspects were due to be brought before the Tel Aviv Magistrates Court later on Friday for remand.

Police sources said that the idea to sell the cannabis from a caravan was inspired by the hit American TV series Breaking Bad," in which the two lead characters use a caravan to make crystal meth.

Click the alert icon to follow topics:

Comments

SUBSCRIBERS JOIN THE CONVERSATION FASTER

Automatic approval of subscriber comments.

Subscribe today and save 40%

Already signed up? LOG IN

ICYMI

Trump and Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, in 2020.

Three Years Later, Israelis Find Out What Trump Really Thought of Netanyahu

German soldier.

The Rival Jewish Spies Who Almost Changed the Course of WWII

Rio. Not all Jewish men wear black hats.

What Does a Jew Look Like? The Brits Don't Seem to Know

Galon. “I’m coming to accomplish a specific mission: to increase Meretz’s strength and ensure that the party will not tread water around the electoral threshold. If Meretz will be large enough, it will be the basis for a Jewish-Arab partnership.” Daniel Tchetchik

'I Have No Illusions About Ending the Occupation, but the Government Needs the Left'

Soldiers using warfare devices made by the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems.

Russia-Ukraine War Catapults Israeli Arms Industry to Global Stage

Flame and smoke rise during an Israeli air strike, amid Israel-Gaza fighting, in Gaza City August 6, 2022.

Israel Should End Gaza Operation Now, if It Can