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  3/5/2013, Adar 23, 5773

124 Arrests in 2 Police Undercover Drug Operations

A 10-month operation involving two undercover agents resulted in the arrest of 102 suspects in drug and property crimes in the Sharon area north of Tel Aviv and the Shephelah area in southern part of central Israel, including break-ins at homes and businesses. Dozens were arrested breaking into apartments that the police had rented and equipped with surveillance cameras.

Another 22 people were rounded up in Negev-area Bedouin communities and Tel-Sheva, near Be'er Sheva, on suspicion of property crimes and the importation and trafficking of heroin and hashish. The arrests culminated a seven-month undercover operation.