Israel’s most wanted fugitive has been apprehend on the shores of South Africa

Despite being officially nameless until his court appearance, the South African police have detained a gang boss believed to be Yaniv Ben Simon.

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According to reports, the man in question is the most infamous gang leader in Israel.

The 46-year-old was found in an upmarket Johannesburg neighbourhood in the early hours of Thursday. His arrest order was issued in 2015, the year the notorious criminal was added to Interpol’s Red Notice.

He has connections to the Israeli crime family known as the Abergil family, notably as Yitzhak Abergil, the organization’s imprisoned leaderright-hand ,’s man.

Drug trafficking and extortion are two of the gang’s most notorious criminal activities, among others.

The suspect is a member of an infamous gang that engages in drug trafficking, extortion, and other illegal acts, according to the South African police statement. He was taken into custody with 7 other suspects.

Five assault weapons, seven handguns, about $40,000 (NIS 137,000), and three motorcycles were among the things taken into custody by police officials after the suspect’s arrest.

According to Colonel Athlenda Mathe, a spokesperson for the South African police, “He has been on Interpol’s Red Notice since 2015 and is sought in Israel for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder.”

This would not be the suspect’s first run-in with the law, according to the Times of Israel, a Jerusalem-based online news source, since his gang has amassed enormous notoriety throughout the Middle East.

Israel’s criminal underground has long been thought to be dominated by the Abergil crime syndicate. Due to his position as the leader of the organized crime gang that carried out the attack, Abergil was given three life sentences and an additional 30 years in prison in June for the murder of three innocent bystanders during an attempted hit in 2003.

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