Yaniv Benaim alias Atala who gave the Goa police the slip to return to his home country, is also a wanted man in Israel where he has got 16 cases pending against him. This was revealed by DySP C S Salgaonkar who said that the information was provided by Interpol following the Goa Police’s complaint to this international agency.
Atala reportedly has cases pertaining to drug peddling, assault, theft, fraud and even obstructing a police officer from carrying out his duties, in Israel and he reportedly came to Goa to escape from these charges.
However, in Goa too he was found walking along the wrong path of law and was arrested in March this year for drug related cases after it was revealed that he had connection with police officials and politicians who allowed him to carry on his nefarious activities.
Atala who was released on bail by the NDPS court jumped bail to return to Israel where he is reportedly living in Rishon Letzion.