JOHANNESBURG – Bomb squads, sniffer dogs, forensic teams and other police departments descended on a property in Bryanston, where a man suspected of being part of an Israeli criminal enterprise was arrested on Thursday morning.
It’s understood that the 46-year-old man, who has been on Interpol’s red notice since 2015, is allegedly linked to a notorious crime organisation in Israel known as the Abergil crime family.
Police say he was involved in two bombing incidents in 2003 and 2004, which left at least five people seriously injured.
His modus operandi was to hide explosive devices under the vehicle of his targets.
He is expected to appear at the Randburg Magistrates Court on Friday, alongside seven other suspects who were also arrested during the raid on Friday morning.
The police’s Athlenda Mathe said: “Twelve firearms, including five assault rifles and seven pistols, $40,000 and three suspected stolen motorcycles were seized.”