Jerusalem - 2 Israelis Extradited To U.S. On Murder Charges
Jerusalem - Israeli police say two suspected leaders of one of the country’s most powerful crime families are being extradited to the U.S. to face murder, drug and racketeering charges.
Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says U.S. marshals escorted brothers Itzhak and Meir Abergil onto a plane to Los Angeles.
Israel arrested the men in 2008 after a U.S. court charged them with using a San Fernando Valley gang to distribute 1 million ecstasy pills and paying a gang member to kill a man for stealing a drug shipment.
Police say the Abergils head a powerful crime syndicate with interests in drugs and gambling.
One of their lawyers, Avigdor Feldman, told Israel radio he believes there is not enough evidence against his clients and they will be freed soon.
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