The German police on Saturday night, with 1,300 troops in a large-scale operation in the Ruhr area started against criminal families. That informed the ministry of Internal Affairs of the state of North rhine-Westphalia.
Among other things in Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, Recklinghausen and Gelsenkirchen searched by the police under other shishabars, gokkantoren, cafés and teahouses. In Essen was a person arrested.
The action was aimed against money-laundering, tax evasion and undeclared work, said a spokeswoman of the ministry. The police got the assistance of the customs and tax authorities. ‘We will continue consistently to the crimes and offences by individual members of criminal families”, tweette the police of Essen. Shishabars, where the water pipe is smoked, were due to a high concentration of carbon monoxide closed.
It is not the first time that the police in Germany occurs against criminal families and maffiaorganisaties. At the beginning of december still had officers during large-scale raids against the Italian maffiaorganisatie ‘Ndrangheta in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, and Suriname for nearly 90 suspects were arrested. That action was mainly directed against the drug trafficking, in particular cocaine, and money laundering.
Especially in North rhine-Westphalia were according to the authorities, when the assets of several millions of euros were seized. At the homes in Germany took 440 security forces part and were 14 people arrested.
Last July and August, the Berlin police a action with big show against criminal members of Arab familieclans, who were suspected of large-scale drug trafficking.