1300 police officers in the use of Large RAID against the Clans in the Ruhr area
1300 police officers in the use of Large RAID against the Clans in the Ruhr area

With a large-scale RAID in the Ruhr area is taken by the police on Saturday evening against clan crime. About 1300 police officers controlled the same time, among other things in Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, Recklinghausen, Bochum and Gelsenkirchen, Shisha Bars, betting shops, cafes and tearooms. It was the largest RAID against clan crime in the history of North Rhine-Westphalia, said the country’s interior Ministry in Düsseldorf.

There is a suspicion of money laundering, tax evasion and black work. “Today’s RAID is full on our zero tolerance line. We track these very consistently and very steady. The criminal clan members should not remember, we leave you in peace and quiet, said no time and no place“, Minister of the interior, Herbert Reul (CDU), the German press Agency. Reul was, among other things, the measures in Bochum.

The police moved on Saturday evening to 21 at the same time in the area cities. The officials were supported by the data from customs, financial authorities and the regulatory Agency. The use of directed also against Organised and gang crime, it said. In addition, there was traffic and people control.

“We are pursuing all criminal offences and procedure

In food was adversity,” according to the police, a Person. “We are pursuing all criminal and administrative offences, committed by individual members of the “family clan”,” tweeted the police. Hookah Bars have been closed due to high loads with carbon monoxide.

The application should take according to the Ministry, until in the night. Also in other cities like Mülheim, Witten and Herne measures ran. A balance sheet should give it on Sunday.

It is not the first Time that the police in Germany is going against criminal Clans and Mafia organizations. Until the beginning of December, investigators had used in the case of large-scale raids against the Italian Mafia organization ’Ndrangheta in Germany and other countries, nearly 90 Suspects. In the case of the allegations it comes to the drug trade, especially cocaine, and money laundering. In Germany identified the Accused in the framework of the Operation against 47.