As part of the "Safe Track" operational activity and the national struggle to deal with crime in Arab society and to strengthen governance and deterrence, today (Wednesday) about 1,200 policemen and border fighters acted throughout the Negev against crime targets in the Bedouin sector and in the city of Beer Sheva. Drugs of various kinds.
Firearms, weapons and various types of drugs were found in police and border operations throughout the Negev, November 2021 // Photo "Police Spokeswoman
Following the policy of the Israel Police and as part of the fight against crime with an emphasis on drug offenses, weapons and violence, an operation was held today in the Southern District led by the district commander, Peretz Amar and under the command of the Negev commander, Lt. Gen. Nachshon Nagler. Seven.
A number of government ministries participated in the activity and police officers from the Negev region took part, along with Negev YSM fighters, MAGN unit fighters, Negev IDF detectives, Yoav unit fighters, Border Police fighters and special units, MFA fighters and the Southern Animal Unit. In the first phase, the focus was on enforcement against targets defined as perpetrators of crimes in weapons and drug offenses in the sector of these stations, and in the second phase on enforcement activities combined with civilian elements.
Weapons and bullets found during police operations in the Negev, Photo: Police Spokeswoman
During the operation, about 41 suspects were arrested and detained, two Carlo weapons, weapon parts, cartridges and ammunition and over 20 kg of cannabis and cannabis ready for distribution were located and seized. Meanwhile, cannabis greenhouses with thousands of seedlings were destroyed. With an emphasis on road bullying offenses and life-threatening offenses, 70 reports were submitted, 20 vehicles were taken off the road due to mechanical defects and nine vehicles suspected of being counterfeit and 12 vehicles suspected of being stolen were seized.
In terms of the environment - three Paul Trailer trucks were arrested for dumping waste illegally.
One of the marijuana growing greenhouses found during operations in the Negev, Photo: Police Spokeswoman
Bar-Lev referred to the operation and said that "the operation held tonight is unprecedented here in the south and encompassed a force of about 1200 policemen from all the units - Border Police, Border Police, Border Police and more. This is the third operation in the south with hundreds of "Police officers within a few weeks, we went from defense to attack. Whoever endangers you, you do not wait for him to come to you - you come to his house and attack him there."
"I am not basing myself on the success of Operation Tonight, it will be successful no matter what, and there is no doubt that it was successful, just as I do not shy away from the mass brawl at the entrance to Soroka Hospital, no matter how difficult, and it has been difficult. "And it will be continuous with quite a few ups and downs and it will take time. And we will succeed. We do not dodge or bend. It is our duty," he said.
A huge field of marijuana discovered during police operations in the south, Photo: Police Spokeswoman
Commissioner of Police Shabtai: "The Israel Police is currently facing very great challenges in all areas and this activity in which we have concentrated about 1,200 police and fighters illustrates how determined we are to fight criminals on all levels, both criminal and economic.
We will reach them, their homes, at any time and at any time in order to send a clear message - the Israeli police will not stop acting until we eradicate the illegal weapons phenomenon and increase the security of the residents of the south and the whole country. "
He added that "in recent weeks we also receive reminders that the same police officers who raided the criminals' homes tonight are also facing the terrorist threat in Jerusalem and in general and therefore we are committed to preparing for all scenarios and this is how we act. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the district commander And his policemen who do everything so that the residents of the south will live in security. "
Part of the weapons seized during operations in the Negev, Photo: Police Spokeswoman
Increase in economic enforcement
Increase in economic enforcement
Meanwhile, the Southern District Attorney's Office and the Israel Police - Rahat Station, in cooperation with the Tax Authority, the Real Estate Enforcement Authority in the Ministry of Finance, the Green Police and other law enforcement agencies, today conducted integrated enforcement activities in businesses in Rahat run by suspected perpetrators.
The operation is another step in strengthening public confidence in law enforcement and establishing the rule of law in the region.
As part of the activity in two complexes in Rahat, including businesses for car washes, explosions and tire repair, it was found that the businesses operate without a business license legally, while invading public space and violating tax laws.
Drugs were also found at the scene and a person was detained for questioning at the police station.
In addition, the center for collecting fines collected debts to the public coffers in the amount of more than NIS 8,000.
The business owner received a notice of cessation of use in the amount of NIS 300,000 and reports in the amount of thousands of shekels were issued.