German news agency DPA reported that German police carried out a major raid early Wednesday against a group of suspected people smugglers.
Around 400 officers, including the Federal Police and the GSG 9 special units, searched more than 20 apartments and offices, mainly in Berlin, but also in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt.
DPA reported that five people were arrested, four of them in Berlin and one in the city of Halle, while another 12 suspects are being investigated.
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The group is said to have brought at least 90 people, mostly from Turkey and Iraq, into Germany, each paying several thousand euros.
He was flown from Istanbul to the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo. From there, he continued his journey to Germany by car via the so-called Balkan route. Some of them were found in apartments that police searched on Wednesday.
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According to the police, the suspects mainly have Turkish or German citizenship.
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