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International raid against mafia


Investigators in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium have launched a large-scale raid on members of the Italian mafia. The BKA spoke of several arrests.

In the fight against organized crime investigators are in several countries against members of the Italian mafia organization ‚Ndrangheta. There are raids in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. There have been several arrests and raids in the morning, said the Federal Criminal Police Office in Wiesbaden. In Germany there were missions in North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria. The focus was in NRW, said a BKA spokeswoman. „The measures are still ongoing.“

According to „“ nationwide more than 100 objects were searched, including pizzerias. Accordingly, there were deployments in the Rhineland and in the Ruhr area.

The Calabrian ‚Ndrangheta is now considered the most powerful Italian mafia organization. It dominates drug smuggling into Europe and is also active in Germany. So the mafia murders of Duisburg go in 2007 on her account.

The European judicial authority Eurojust coordinated the international action. She wanted to inform about the investigation at 12 noon in The Hague. The BKA wants to announce details in the afternoon. How many suspects were arrested and where the searches were was initially unknown. According to the news agency Ansa, there were also in South America.