An indictment was brought in the Lod regional court on Monday against 14 people charged with extortion, money laundering, and land takeovers.

The accused are charged with being members of the Oved Al-Kader crime syndicate, which operated in the area of Tayibe incentral Israel and its surrounding region, Ynet reported.

The indictment was brought by Yael Zelig and Shirley Lugasi from the Central District Prosecutor’s Office who asked that the men be held until trial.