With a RAID against the Ruhr, the police proceeded in the night to Sunday against the clan crime. According to information from the North Rhine-Westphalian Ministry of the interior, approximately 1300 officers were involved across the country in the search of, among other things in Dortmund, Essen, Bochum and Recklinghausen. The country's interior Minister, Herbert Reul (CDU), the action was a "clear message: the law of the family, but the state law does not apply".
According to the country's Ministry of the interior, it was the largest RAID against clan crime in the history of North Rhine-Westphalia. Searched through dozens of objects, such as betting shops, hookah Bars, game halls, Snack-bars and other Local. Hundreds of people were controlled, there were several arrests. The police seized drugs, cash and weapons. There are numerous criminal proceedings have been initiated. In addition, there was extensive traffic controls.
The police were assisted in the use of customs, commercial, administrative and financial offices, to "all legal means" to exploit, as it was called. "We want to show them in the Clans, that we are not there, that the road belongs to them", said Reul in one of the Essen police has published a Video. The authorities wanted to make "continuous work" criminal clan members "life is hard".
Alone, the Duisburg authorities checked 400 people, and created 14 criminal charges, among other things, for violating the arms act. Three places were closed due to violations of the industrial code. The police arrested two suspects for drug trafficking. Duisburg police President Elke Bartels, said that the authorities had "the smallest of violations" by members of the so-called family clan. It was a "Zero-tolerance" strategy.
the police arrested three suspects on a provisional basis. A man had several thousand euros in cash, and several debit-card-index, and their lawful origin, he must prove to the authorities now. Were seized in addition, three cut - and-thrust weapons. "The Criminals we make it clear that this is where our laws apply," said the Essen chief Frank Richter. "We are not going to let you try, areas share, to frighten the state's monopoly of violence and local residents."
In Gelsenkirchen were carried out, according to the 14 open warrants. In Dortmund, more than 420 people were controlled and three taken into custody or arrested. A Shisha Bar has been vacated immediately, because a lethal concentration of carbon monoxide was measured.More about
organised crime 1300 police officers in a large police RAID against the Clans in the Ruhr area
the Chairman of The Confederation of German detective (BDK), Sebastian Fiedler, had asked a few days ago, a show of strength against clan crime. It will take years to get to this crime approach in the handle, he said in a newspaper interview. (AFP)