Police Arrest Netanya Group Allegedly Behind International Drug Ring

Number of Israelis suspected of employing Argentinian couriers to traffic drugs abroad in their clothing.

Police announced Wednesday the arrest of a number of Israelis suspected of running an international cocaine and hashish smuggling ring.

Police suspect that the Israelis, most of them from the coastal city of Netanya, had contacted a group of Argentinians to operate for them as couriers.

The couriers allegedly trafficked drugs hidden in packages of clothing, some of them stashed into the buttons.

Initial investigations have found that the ring mainly operated out of South America, Europe, and India.