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Israeli National Extradited on Drug Trafficking Charges

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    The United States Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts has announced charges involving the extradition of an Israeli national from Poland on charges of money laundering and drug trafficking.

    (Published Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017)

    The United States Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts has announced charges involving the extradition of an Israeli national from Poland on charges of money laundering and drug trafficking. 

    According to the affidavit an Israeli citizen touched down at Logan just before 1 p.m. Thursday.

    He allegedly started inquiring about buying a large amount of cocaine several years ago.

    Officials say nearly $1 million dollars was wired from a Turkish bank to a bank in Boston.

    Since then, the man, talking with an undercover DEA agent, allegedly tried over the years to raise enough money to ship a large amount of drugs from Columbia through Boston, and then onto Israel.

    Finally, according to the affidavit, the efforts picked up steam, leading to the man's arrest in Poland and extradition back here.

    The money has been seized and officials are seeking one more person in the investigation.

    Officials have not released the suspect’s identity.

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