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Phenomenon: "Gett Taxi" messengers serve as cannabis couriers without their knowledge

Cannabis merchants have found a solution to avoid the risk of meeting a customer: they order a courier from the "Gett Taxi" app and deliver the supplies through it. An indictment was recently filed against a merchant following a suspicion that he had come to the envoy and made him approach the police station.

The delivery service for the "Gett Taxi" app, which it offers alongside the regular taxi shuttle service, is used by merchants to deliver cannabis to their customers.

This delivery service is accessible at the touch of a button in the app itself, and is used to transport goods within cities without the merchant taking the risk of being caught during delivery.

This phenomenon, which was quite well-known to merchants and customers, was revealed last week after a "Gett Taxi" messenger suspected that one of the parcels delivered to him for transfer had something forbidden.

Instead of delivering the parcel to the destination address, the envoy approached the police station and handed it over to police, reporting his suspicion.

The police opened the package and identified a bag containing 10.7 made of cannabis. An indictment was made against A, a Tel Aviv resident of 35, on suspicion of carrying out the shipment.

According to the indictment, "The messenger, who was suspicious of the nature of the package, went to the police station of Jaffa and reported on the shipment he was asked to carry."

Following the finding, a detective team raided A's apartment in Tel Aviv and during the search a number of boxes containing cannabis were located.

In the end, 1.3 kilograms of cannabis was seized in the apartment, leading to his indictment for drug trafficking and self-consumption drug possession.

The Gett Company running the "Gett Taxi" application stated in response: "Gett defends all and all use of the Prohibited Material Transfer Platform and this violates the Gett Delivery Terms of Use as set forth in the App."


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