Jerusalem, Friday, September 17, 2004
Angeles police uncover Israeli drug ring
A DRUGS-SMUGGLING ring, headed
by an Israeli national, was arrested by Los Angeles
Police last week, a US news website published
Friday [September 17, 2004].
According to LawFuel, a US media organization
specializing in criminal and legal news, the ring,
which is mainly comprised of Israelis, imported
300, 000 Ecstasy pills from Europe to the United
States - the street value of which nears $7
Eliyahu Marciano, 29, the ring leader,
was arrested last week along with five other
suspects. They possessed 160, 000 tablets of
Ecstasy smuggled from the Czech Republic.
A total of 13 defendants have been arrest in
recent weeks for their involvement in the
international drugs-smuggling ring.
The remaining Israeli arrestees were identified
as Nimrod Haim, 27, of Prague, who helped
broker Ecstasy deals, Hillel Shamam, 38, of
Woodland Hills, California, who allegedly helped
Marciano launder drug profits through real estate
business, and Sammy Assoulin, 30, of Sherman
Oaks, California, an alleged Ecstasy dealer.
The LAPD launched the investigation into the
case in 2002 when agents from the Organized Crime
Drug Enforcement Task Force learned that a ring,
mainly comprised of Israeli
nationals, was trafficking Ecstasy in Los
The operation was carried out with the
cooperation of police departments in Spain, the
Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, and
dossier on The Mossad, Israel's Intelligence
minister Gonen Segev arrested for drug
smuggling | Segev
indicted for smuggling 30,000 'Ecstasy'
tablets | Former
Israeli minister Gonen Segev investigated also
for cheque (check) and credit card frauds |
suspected of second drug-smuggling attempt
Israel's links to the
global ecstasy trade ...
Ecstasy smuggling racket: three Israelis
at center of the international Ecstasy drug
A gift from "our best friend and
couriers ran drugs for major international ring,
money-laundering ring run by New York Hasidim
washed millions of dollars in cocaine proceeds
for the Colombian cartels
History, Drug rings, and Israel: Reports from
DEA field offices state young Israelis claiming
to be art students and had been attempting to
penetrate DEA offices
raid Michel Friedmanns house for cocaine.
Drogenrazzia beim Vizepräsidenten des
Zentralrates der Juden in Deutschland, Michel