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Fourteen people held at politieactie in the German Ruhr area

In a great action of the German police against organised crime in the Ruhr area are fourteen people held. Against more than a hundred people is an indictment submitted and 25 restaurants are closed.

Approximately thirteen hundred agents controlled from Saturday night until deep in the night more than fifteen hundred people.

In Dortmund, Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Bochum and Duisburg searched by the police more than one hundred tea houses, amusement arcades and nightclubs.

In addition, hundreds of kilos of illegal tobacco, ten weapons, and a few thousand euros in cash were seized. The companies that close had failed to meet building and hygiene requirements.

The ministry of Internal Affairs of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia called Sunday the “biggest action against criminal gangs in the history of the state”.

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