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Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair is a staff writer for World News Observer. He is studying ACCA in Pakistan. Besides Accountancy and writing pieces, he loves cooking and nature photography. Zain has attended various modern journalism workshops. Contact: [email protected]

The German police and the public prosecutor have raided 16 places in Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Hamburg on Wednesday. The raids taken place after the investigation of the prosecutor’s office of Flensburg against eleven suspects, accused of forming a criminal organization, as the prosecutor’s office announced on Wednesday.  The public prosecutor’s office did not disclose the locations of raided places.

Chief Prosecutor Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt said that the ten men and a woman are accused of having arranged a professional and organized illegal business deal between December 2018 to July 2019. Most of the participants are from Syria. They allegedly laundered the huge amount of money abroad and collected commissions. It should have acted around sums in the six-figure range, said the German prosecutor.

“We also check whether there is a suspicion of terrorist financing”, Stahlmann-Liebelt added. The source of the money is currently not known. The money was allegedly flowed into several countries, chief prosecutor revealed.

Among the accused, two Syrian men aged 34 and 37, were arrested during the raids. An arrest warrant was filed against the accused group on suspicion of forming a criminal organization. They will be presented to the magistrate.

Chief Prosecutor revealed that the large amounts of cash were found during the searches. The investigators are looking for more clues, at this point of time prosecutors were unable to disclose classified information. Stahlmann-Liebelt did not comment on the exact locations of the searches. In Hamburg, a house in the district Eimsbuttel was searched. A man was taken away by police. According to the local German media, the police and the public prosecutor’s office made several raids in Stockelsdorf and Flensburg in Schleswig-Holstein.

The prosecutor’s office of Flensburg has the lead in the investigation as the state attorney’s office in Schleswig-Holstein. The authority is responsible for offenses that may have a political background.

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Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair
Zain Zubair is a staff writer for World News Observer. He is studying ACCA in Pakistan. Besides Accountancy and writing pieces, he loves cooking and nature photography. Zain has attended various modern journalism workshops. Contact: [email protected]

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