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        2/18/2014, Adar 18, 5774

      19 Charged with Weapons Trafficking


      Prosecutors in the Central District submitted indictments to the Lod District Court, Tuesday, charging 19 people, including minors and prisoners, with illegal possession and trafficking in weapons, trafficking in dangerous drugs and conspiracy. The main suspect is 22-year-old Mahmad Salouk of Lod, named in all 21 counts, covering 140 incidents during the last quarter of 2013. The prosecutors are asking that the suspects remain in custody until the end of the legal proceedings against them.

      The weapons ranged from handguns to machine guns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Some of the suspects brought in some of the weapons from the Palestinian Authority.