Quantcast

Jewish Journal

JewishJournal.com

February 7, 2012

Israelis investigated for drug trafficking in Colombia

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/israelis_investigated_for_drug_trafficking_in_colombia_20120207

Playa Grande, Taganga, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia. Photo by Mijotoba/Wikipedia

Playa Grande, Taganga, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia. Photo by Mijotoba/Wikipedia

At least eight Israelis described as former military personnel are being investigated for drug trafficking in Colombia.

The men, who are also being investigated for money laundering and the exploitation of minors, have been monitored by police for the past year, Colombia’s prosecutor told local media on Sunday, the El Tiempo newspaper reported.

The Israelis, based in the Caribbean city of Taganga, say they are legitimate investors and their papers are in order. They also are accused of links to a group of drug traffickers called the “Los Urabenos,” which reportedly is part of a different investigation.

Phone calls among the suspects that were intercepted by police must be translated since they are in Hebrew, according to El Tiempo.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2014 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.2691 / 46