BOGOTA: Colombian police have arrested six Israelis on charges of running a sex tourism operation that exploited underage girls. After a two-year investigation, Prosecutor General Nestor Humberto Martinez said agents have broken up "an Israeli mafia that exploited and used girls, adolescents and women as sex slaves in Colombia". Two Colombians were also arrested. Among those arrested was Israeli alleged gang leader Mor Zohar, and a Colombian police officer said to have helped protect the gang. The network was allegedly led by Israeli citizen Benyamin Mush, who has traveled in and out of Colombia and Central American countries. According to testimony obtained from victims, the minors received between $65 and $126 and were forced to belong to a WhatsApp group code-named after the Jewish holiday Purim. - AFP