South Africa police arrest Israeli criminal gang leader wanted for attempted murder

Written by on November 17, 2022

South African police have announced the arrest of an Israeli suspected of belonging to a mafia gang and wanted for attempted homicide.

The 46-year-old man is associated with a major crime organization called Abergil, named after brothers Meir and Yitzhak Abergil who were extradited more than a decade ago to the United States, and had been the subject of an Interpol red notice since 2015.

According to South African police, he was arrested in the early hours of today along with seven other suspects in a house in Bryanston, an affluent suburb north of Johannesburg.

Meanwhile, information from their Israeli counterparts hinted that the main suspect belongs to “a notorious gang involved in drug trafficking, extortion, and other criminal activities.

A Dutch court has found three men guilty of murder for shooting down a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing 298 people.

The court found that a Russian-made missile supplied from Russia and fired by an armed group under Russian control brought down flight MH17.

The men – two Russians and one Ukrainian – were found guilty in absentia and sentenced to life in jail. A third Russian was acquitted.

Reports say the missile attack was one of the most notorious war crimes in Ukraine before allegations of atrocities there became an almost daily reality.

The judges ruled that it was a deliberate action to bring down a plane, even though the three found guilty had intended to shoot down a military not a civilian aircraft.

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