Police discover large drug lab in Bnei Brak

Police discover 98 lbs of marijuana ready for export in Bnei Brak, arrest lab's owner.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Basel Awidat/Flash 90

Tel Aviv Magistrates Court on Monday extended the arrest of a 29-year-old Bnei Brak resident suspected of running a large drug lab in Bnei Brak.

The suspect was arrested on Monday following an undercover police investigation. 44.5 kilograms (98 lbs) of dried marijuana were found in the lab, divided and ready for export. Six cellular phones were also found in the lab, together with a commercial scale.

"The Israel Police will continue its open and undercover activities in the ongoing fight against the export, import, and marketing of drugs in the Israeli community. The drug industry is harmful, and all those who work in it harm their own health and that of the public, for the sake of earning an easy profit," an Israel Police spokesman said.

"We will continue our investigation."

The suspect's arrest has been extended until Friday.

Earlier this month, police caught two 33-year-old men with 1.3 kilograms (2.86 lbs) of hydrocodone, an addictive opioid. One of the men was from Bnei Brak and the other from the neighboring Pardes Katz.