Israel Police arrested 30 more suspects Tuesday in a sting operation involving an undercover agent who bought weapons and drugs over a six month period.
Among those arrested were 11 suspects from the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan, Sur Bahir and Ras al-Amud, also known as Ma’ale Zeitim. Those arrested were both Jewish and Muslim, and were residents of Jerusalem, Beitar Illit and Ma’ale Adumim.
“The undercover agent worked … in dangerous operations, including buying M-16s, five Carl Gustav submachine guns, a pistol and eight stun grenades,” said Israel Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld.
The suspects were accused of buying and selling arms as well as drug trafficking.
Earlier this week, a separate sting operation resulted in 37 arrests, also for arms and drug trafficking.