Friday, November 12, 2004

International Mob Boss Busted for E

From National Public Radio. Kids, are you SURE you can trust your drug dealer?

ROBERT SIEGEL, host: This week, police in Tel Aviv arrested Israel's most-wanted underworld boss on the basis of an extradition request from the United States. Ze'ev Rosenstein is suspected of organizing the sale of some 700,000 ecstasy tablets in the US. His detention came after a four-year joint investigation by the US Drug Enforcement Agency in Miami and the Israeli police. NPR's Linda Gradstein reports.

LINDA GRADSTEIN reporting: Israeli police have been trying to get Ze'ev Rosenstein for years. In Israel, he is suspected of ordering contract killings and running illegal gambling and prostitution rings.

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