Jerusalem, Wednesday, September 22, 2004
say they find largest sex-trade ring in
By Haaretz Service
ISRAELI and Russian police
announced Tuesday that they had uncovered the
largest network of white slave traders operating
between the two nations in the past few
The alleged leaders of the network were arrested
-- 10 people in all -- in a joint police operation
over the weekend.
The investigation began a few months ago, when
several suspects were arrested in Jerusalem on
suspicion of smuggling women from the former Soviet
Union into the country and employing them in escort
services in the city.
As the investigation proceeded, Jerusalem police
inspectors managed to locate the alleged top white
slave-trade criminal Shota Shmalashvili,
also nicknamed "Tarzan," in Moscow.
Shmalashvili, who was targeted by several police
intelligence agencies worldwide, was apprehended on
Friday. Police also arrested two of his alleged
partners who operate in Israel.
The two were arrested on suspicion of smuggling
dozens of women across the Egyptian border over the
past few years and selling them to escort services
and brothels throughout the country, at a price of
some $7,000 per woman.
Real History and
those nice new immigrants next door |
trade and Lev Trachtenberg
slams Israel on sex slavery
of a modern slave trader, Ludwig
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 |
police uncover Israeli drug ring, headed by an
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