In North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Hamburg, Berlin and Baden-Wurttemberg, there was a large-scale crackdown on a group of suspected money haulers in the early morning. There were six arrest warrants.
The main suspect is a metal dealer from Duisburg
Where the money comes from is unclear. The investigators suspect that a large part of the money is black money or comes from illegal business and the network belongs to organized crime.
The focus of the searches is in North Rhine-Westphalia. The main suspect is to come to information from WDR, NDR and Suddeutsche Zeitung from Duisburg and there, among other things, lead a metal trade.
It is about 200 million euros
Searches of apartments and companies are also in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse, Hamburg, Berlin and in the Netherlands. The aim of the actions should also be to confiscate money. It should go to a total of more than 200 million euros.
Basically, operating your own banking system in Germany is illegal. Such transactions require a banking license.