Israel's Most Wanted Gang Leader Arrested in Bryanston, South Africa
Israel's Most Wanted Gang Leader Arrested in Bryanston, South Africa. Photo: SA News

The combined efforts of Interpol South Africa and the South African Police Service (SAPS) have led to the arrest in Johannesburg of an Israeli gang leader, who has been on Interpol’s Red Notice since 2015.

The 46-year-old alleged criminal – attached to a criminal organisation in Israel called the ‘Abergil Organisation’ – was arrested, together with seven others at a house in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

Israel's Most Wanted Gang Leader Arrested in Bryanston, South Africa
Israel’s Most Wanted Gang Leader Arrested in Bryanston, South Africa. Photo: SA News

“The Israeli gang leader has been on Interpol’s Red Notice from 2015. He is a wanted suspect in Israel for conspiracy to commit murder and attempted murder,” said the SAPS in a statement.

According to Israeli authorities, the suspect is part of a notorious gang dealing in drug trafficking, extortion and other criminal activities.


In 2003 and 2004, the wanted suspect allegedly placed an explosive bomb underneath a vehicle of a man in Israel in two separate incidents. As a result of the first explosion, five people sustained serious injuries but all miraculously survived.

In the second incident, the suspect also attempted to do the same with the same victim, where he placed a bomb on top of a vehicle. In this incident, three people also sustained serious injuries.

In the early morning raid, the team pounced on an identified address in Bryanston and found the suspect and seven others. Police seized five assault rifles, seven pistols, an amount of $40 000 and three suspected stolen motorcycles. – SAnews.gov.za