DRUG BUST: Police Raid Beis Yisroel Building in Suspected Drug Operation [VIDEO & PHOTOS]


On Motzei Shabbos, police raided a building in the Beis Yisroel neighborhood of Yerushalayim. The raid took place after police were tipped off that a drug laboratory was operating in the Charedi neighborhood.

A number of police cruisers arrived at the scene and officers rushed into the building which is located on Hanagar Street. Due to the incident, a large throng of local residents took to the streets to see what was happening.

Students from the nearby Mir Yerushalayim told Bechadrei Charedim that they have been suspecting some suspicious activity coming from the building for some time. They saw two youngsters riding motorcycles coming and going from the building on a continuous basis over the past few weeks.

These same motorcyclists would meet with youngsters at risk from the neighborhood and pass them drugs that were pre-ordered.

The police would not comment on the raid more than to say that the operation was an attempt to locate illegal drugs.

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


  1. Dr Yidd: So you think illegal drug labs are a joke? While the death rate from drug abuse in EY is considerably lower than in the U.S. or Western Europe, it has been increasing in recent years. Fortunately, agressive law enforcement such as the raid described here and a very small number of insurance carriers who are more effectively able to monitor abusive prescriptions have allowed EY to avoid the crisis we are living through in he U.S. These “labs” are not growing pot….they are producing deadly illegal drugs.

  2. A basement with a few grow lamps for pot plants is not a “drug lab” and no big deal in the hierarchy of police concerns. If this was a meth lab or some other lab producing the various types of deadly synthetic drugs that have proliferated in EY for the past year or two, than it is a real threat. Sadly, the drug problem has become a concern for Chareidi neighborhoods and those involved may not just be petty criminals dressed up in Chassidish or Yeshivish lvush.

  3. It looks like a weed grow house. The bright lights, the officer carrying out a plant. Chill out, no big deal. Weed is everywhere here in the states and in Israel.

  4. Amil Zola – your comment reinforces what many of us already know: Yerushalayim would be a lot better off without all the Americans “in the Mir” with your little grows.

  5. Jerusalem observer, not to worry. I have no intentions of moving to or visiting Israel. But regardless of your opinion, the reality is it was just a grow. Here in the US, Americans are realizing that Anslinger’s cries of reefer madness have been supplanted by scientific opinion. And don’t crow so loudly, your own govt provides medical MJ to it’s citizens.

  6. luckshun kugel
    December 16, 2018 12:17 am at 12:17 am
    not every one in beis yisroel is frum and not every one who dresses frum is frum.
    And not every lukshun kugel
    Eater knows what it is to be frum.

  7. Complements to DRYidd and Kleegshaft- nothing wrong with a sense of humor as long as we realize it’s a problem.
    AmiZola –you dont know what your missing by not visiting the land of our Avot.

    My two cents. I don’t approve of drugs but Alcohol is a much bigger issue which we need to talk about,especially in the frum community, and especially on Shabbos and Yom Tovim.

    Do I sound MADD to you? To much pain out there.

  8. Allan, I’ve visited Israel several times. At this point I’ve no intention of visiting Israel. I don’t find war zones to be attractive vacation destinations.