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Retired Israeli army colonel arrested in Moscow

An Israeli citizen wanted on terror charges has been arrested at Moscow's Domodedovo airport. Russian police and Interpol say they detained the 45-year-old retired army colonel as he tried to board a flight from Moscow to Tel Aviv.

He was sentenced in abstentia by a Columbian court to 10 years in prison in 1989 for alleged involvement in drug cartels and has been on the run ever since.

Presumably false passport
Presumably false passport

He is reported to have been using a false passport.

“He was a representative of a big Israeli company and travelled a lot. It was possible because in 2006 he made changes to his passport: he changed his year of birth and shortened his second name. Taking into consideration that he has been wanted since 1989, the operation has been a great success,” stated Innokenty Nefyodov, from the press-center of the Russian Interior Ministry.

 

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