Ben-Gurion Airport Workers Arrested for Smuggling Illegals Into Israel
Six people were arrested and eight others detained on Monday by the Israel Police Lahav 433 national crimes unit as part of an investigation into a smuggling ring responsible for bringing hundreds of foreign nationals into Israel.
The smuggling network, which operated out of Rishon Letzion, is believed to have brought over a thousand Georgian nationals into Israel since 2017.
The suspects include contract workers at the Israel Airports Authority, who are alleged to have bypassed security mechanisms and passport control at Ben-Gurion International Airport. They allegedly received as much as $10,000 per person to smuggle Georgians into Israel, some of whom came to work in the country.