i don’t see it.
they were sent by the religious authorities it carried weight.
Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the ancients of the people.  And he that betrayed him, gave them a sign, saying: Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he, hold him fast.  And forthwith coming to Jesus, he said: Hail, Rabbi. And he kissed him.  And Jesus said to him: Friend, whereto art thou come? Then they came up, and laid hands on Jesus, and held him.  And behold one of them that were with Jesus, stretching forth his hand, drew out his sword: and striking the servant of the high priest, cut off his ear.