Biggest ever illegal arms arrests

Police officers made the single largest arrest of illegal arms dealers in Israelís history after a year-long covert operation, the Israel.

The operation resulted in the seizure of 40 rifles, 13 pistols, two machine guns and two explosives linked to a mobile phone.

A total of 65 suspects from 25 localities mostly in the Arab sector were arrested, among them a father and his three sons who operated a family arms dealing business.

The raid saw the use of approximately 1,000 police officers, including those from the special forces and Border Police.

The operation, coined Operation Ocean, was made possible through the use of an undercover operative who had formerly been a criminal.

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