Israel Police and the Shabak (Israel Security Service) announced Thursday that it had arrested several Arab-Israelis who are accused of aiding and abetting Hezbollah terrorists. The investigation into the detainees went on for several months, and they were arrested on July 27, the announcement said.
The investigation was originally designed to uncover the massive drug pushing that the suspects were involved in. The Israeli drug dealers had close relations with drug dealers in Lebanon, and acquire much of their stock from that country. The drug business in Lebanon is controlled by Hezbollah, and the terror group has attempted to recruit Arab Israel drug dealers to carry out terror attacks in Israel.