Thursday, November 17, 2022

Yaniv Ben Simon reeled in

Israel’s 'most wanted' Simon was arrested near Johannesburg. Yaniv Ben Simon, 46, is a notorious fugitive and close associate of jailed crime boss Yitzhak Abergil. Simon was involved in attempted hits on rivals of the Abergil syndicate in 2003 and 2004. The Abergil crime syndicate has long been a central player in Israel’s criminal underworld. Cops found five assault rifles, seven handguns, around $40k and three stolen motorcycles. The arrest operation was led by a joint team of Interpol investigators and South African police, assisted by Israeli police. Simon had been on the run since 2015 due to his involvement in the so-called 'Case 512' crackdown on organized crime in Israel.
Yaniv Ben Simon has had an Interpol Red Notice since 2015.