Berlin Launches Huge People Trafficking Raids With 1,900 Officers

A policewoman stands in front of a hospital following a shooting on July 26, 2016 in south-western Berlin. A patient shot and killed a doctor before turning the gun on himself at a Berlin hospital, police said, adding there was no sign the incident was a terrorist attack. / AFP …

BERLIN (AP) – More than 1,900 police officers are searching premises in the German capital in connection with a human trafficking investigation.

The Berlin prosecutor’s office tweeted Wednesday morning that federal police officers are searching more than 100 homes and businesses all over the city.

The prosecutor’s office said the raids are based on allegations of human trafficking for work exploitation and organized trafficking of foreigners to work in construction.

The office said it could not give any further details because the raids were still taking place.


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