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Albania arrests 27, targets gangs smuggling drugs to Germany

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Albanian police arrested 27 people and seized narcotics and weapons on Sunday during a crackdown on gangs smuggling heroin into Germany, authorities said. More than 1,500 officers raided properties across the country, which has promised to boost its crime-fighting efforts as part of its bid to join the European Union. Days earlier, police raided a heroin lab in the mountainous ... Read More »

‘Germany WANT Brexit deal’ Berlin business starting to ‘believe’ no deal is possible

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Theresa May travelled to Brussels to discuss the state of Brexit negotiations with fellow EU leaders. Mrs May, who has vowed to stick by her controversial Brexit blueprint, insisted before the meeting that a Brexit deal was still possible. Speaking before the meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke positively about a Brexit deal being agreed soon, despite preparing her country ... Read More »

Police raid migrant smuggling network with connections to far-right

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800 police officers searched buildings in northern and central Germany where several suspects are said to have smuggled foreigners into Germany with fake documents. Some suspects are alleged to be connected to the alt-right Reichsbürger movement. With 800 officers, the federal police searched apartments and offices in more than a dozen locations in northern and central Germany on Monday, including ... Read More »

Germany arrests Albanian over record cocaine smuggling

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An Albanian businessman suspected of being involved in smuggling a record 613 kilos (1351 pounds) of Colombian cocaine in a cargo of bananas was arrested in Germany on Friday, police in Tirana said. The drugs haul, with a market value estimated at €180 million ($215 million), was discovered in February in a container that arrived from Colombia, via Italy, to ... Read More »

Germany: Indian arrested on suspicion of human smuggling

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A 21-year-old Indian National was arrested on Wednesday during a series of raids targeting a human smuggling ring, German police and prosecutors said. German authorities conducted the raids in six towns in the western state of North Rhine Westphalia during which another six Indian nationals brought to Germany illegally were taken into custody. The 21-year-old is suspected of providing false ... Read More »

Germany arrests Albanian over record cocaine smuggling

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An Albanian businessman suspected of being involved in smuggling a record 613 kilos (1351 pounds) of Colombian cocaine in a cargo of bananas was arrested in Germany on Friday, police in Tirana said. The drugs haul, with a market value estimated at €180 million ($215 million), was discovered in February in a container that arrived from Colombia, via Italy, to ... Read More »

German police arrest 2 Vietnamese in people smuggling raids

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Officers seized wedding rings, identity documents, phones and cash worth more than $30,000. Police raided 20 flats in Berlin and Brandenburg on Tuesday and arrested three men suspected of being members of a gang smuggling Vietnamese people into Germany, officers said. The men, two aged 57 and 35 from Vietnam and one 26-year-old German, were suspected of arranging fake marriages ... Read More »

Germany Extradites Cocaine Smuggling Suspect to Russia

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A German court has reportedly extradited the suspected mastermind of a busted South American cocaine-smuggling operation to Russia. Five people were arrested in February following a year-long investigation after more than 350 kilograms of cocaine were discovered at the school grounds of the Russian Embassy in Argentina. Andrei Kovalchuk, who is suspected of being the supplier of the drugs, was ... Read More »

Germany arrests Albanian over record cocaine smuggling

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An Albanian businessman suspected of being involved in smuggling a record 613 kilos (1351 pounds) of Colombian cocaine in a cargo of bananas was arrested in Germany on Friday, police in Tirana said. The drugs haul, with a market value estimated at €180 million ($215 million), was discovered in February in a container that arrived from Colombia, via Italy, to ... Read More »

Police raid migrant smuggling network with connections to far-right

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800 police officers searched buildings in northern and central Germany where several suspects are said to have smuggled foreigners into Germany with fake documents. Some suspects are alleged to be connected to the alt-right Reichsbürger movement. With 800 officers, the federal police searched apartments and offices in more than a dozen locations in northern and central Germany on Monday evening ... Read More »

Germany confirms aid for animal feed after drought

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BERLIN: Germany has confirmed it will relax some environmental conservation rules to help farmers overcome a sharp rise in animal feed prices after this summer’s drought, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday. Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner also said she would await official crop figures before deciding on a response to calls for 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) in crisis state ... Read More »

Germany arrests Albanian over record cocaine smuggling

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An Albanian businessman suspected of being involved in smuggling a record 613 kilos (1351 pounds) of Colombian cocaine in a cargo of bananas was arrested in Germany on Friday, police in Tirana said. The drugs haul, with a market value estimated at €180 million ($215 million), was discovered in a container that arrived from Colombia, via Italy, to the northern ... Read More »

Germany Extradites Cocaine Smuggling Suspect to Russia

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A German court has reportedly extradited the suspected mastermind of a busted South American cocaine-smuggling operation to Russia. Five people were arrested in February following a year-long investigation after more than 350 kilograms of cocaine were discovered at the school grounds of the Russian Embassy in Argentina. Andrei Kovalchuk, who is suspected of being the supplier of the drugs, was ... Read More »

Germany arrests Albanian over record cocaine smuggling

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An Albanian businessman suspected of being involved in smuggling a record 613 kilos (1351 pounds) of Colombian cocaine in a cargo of bananas was arrested in Germany, police in Tirana said. The drugs haul, with a market value estimated at €180 million ($215 million), was discovered in a container that arrived from Colombia, via Italy, to the northern port of ... Read More »

Europol arrests three on suspicion of smuggling irregular migrants into Germany

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Europol’s European Migrant Smuggling Centre has arrested three individuals suspected of smuggling irregular migrants into Germany. The arrests of three individuals in Romania, Serbia and the United Kingdom, who were suspected of smuggling irregular migrants into Germany on a large scale, followed several months of joint operational work between authorities in the countries involved, co-ordinated by Europol. Police forces took ... Read More »

Drug smuggler caught at Munich Airport with 95 bags of cocaine in his stomach

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Customs officials at Munich Airport became suspicious when they spotted a nervous-looking man who had just arrived on a flight from the Netherlands. Further investigation showed he had swallowed an astonishing quantity of cocaine. Officials’ suspicions were strengthened when the 26-year-old, who was apparently travelling on to Italy, responded to questions in a contradictory manner, customs announced. After a rapid ... Read More »

Nigeria, Germany explore new opportunities to strengthen economic ties

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As part of efforts to grow stronger economic ties between Nigeria and Germany, the delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Nigeria in collaboration with Nigeria-German Business Association and the German-African Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft) hopes to explore new investment opportunities at this year’s forum. According to the organisers, the investment forum which kicked-off yesterday with the theme; ... Read More »

Are German cars American enough?

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At first there were just hints that Germans export too many cars to the US and thereby destroy jobs. Manufactures countered that many German branded vehicles are actually assembled in American plants. Now even this answer has been swept off the table by Peter Navarro, an assistant to the American president for trade and manufacturing policy, in an opinion piece ... Read More »

Business mogul has plans for thriving Danish-German trade in southern Denmark

For første gang i verden uddeles CSR-Awards (Corporate Social Responsibility), og begivenheden finder sted på Alsion i Sønderborg torsdag aften d. 29 september 2011. Her er det Jørgen Mads Clausen, Danfoss på talerstolen. (Foto: Henning Bagger/Scanpix 2011)

With his vision of Digital Valley, a digital powerhouse spanning across southern Denmark and northern Germany, businessman and chairman of the board of Danfoss Jørgen Mads Clausen intends to create cross-border cooperation. Clausen argued at business conference DI South Jutland last month that growth and development across the borders between the two countries was “not working”, writes dibusiness.dk. When the ... Read More »

Germany’s AfD calls for parliamentary inquiry into Merkel’s migrant policy

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BERLIN: The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party called on Thursday for a parliamentary inquiry into Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migrant policy amid a scandal over irregular asylum rulings during an influx of more than 1.6 million migrants. The wave of migrants since 2014, many of them Muslims fleeing Middle East conflict, raised concerns about security and integration and helped push ... Read More »