Israeli found dead in Thailand
Thailand: Israeli murder suspect used to be police informantShimon Biton is the suspect who was arrested today for the murder of retired policeman Eli Cohen in Thailand. Biton used to be a police informant for the Israel Police special investigations unit Lahav 433 and assisted in the arrest of suspects in a recent investigation. Biton has a rich criminal record and has been linked to more cases of dismemberment.
Shimon Biton is the suspect who was arrested earlier today (Saturday) for the murder of 62-year-old retired policeman Eli Cohen. As JOL reported earlier today, Cohen was discovered buried under a home in Bangkok.
Biton was used a police informant for Lahav 433, also known as the Israeli FBI, for ten months and assisted in the arrest of 15-20 suspects. It is suspected that Biton murdered Cohen because of a romantic affair between Cohen and the suspect's girlfriend.
Biton has a rich criminal record as in the past he was suspected of being involved in more dismemberment investigations. Biton stopped working with the Israel Police about a year and a half ago.
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