May 12, 2014
An Israeli citizen suspected of illegal trade with Iran and money laundering was arrested Monday at the request of American authorities, justice officials in Israel said.
According to a statement from Israel’s Justice Ministry, U.S. officials filed a request to arrest the 64-year-old Israeli in March, with plans to seek the man’s extradition.
Israeli authorities described the man only as an Israeli citizen born in 1950 and residing in central Israel. He was arrested at Ben-Gurion airport on his way out of the country.
The international affairs division of the attorney general’s office asked the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court to remand the man for 20 days, but the court ordered him held for 48 hours.