Berlin launches crackdown on illegal immigrants

3rd August 2004, Comments 0 comments

3 August 2004 , BERLIN - Hundreds of state and federal law-enforcement authorities staged raids in cities across Germany Tuesday against illegal immigrants. More than 30 arrests were made in the raids by some 600 officers, the German Interior Ministry announced. The suspects included Algerian, Egyptian and Chinese nationals accused of smuggling illegal immigrants into the country. Authorities confiscated fake passports, documents, mobile phones and large amounts of cash. In Bonn, meanwhile, a court sentenc

3 August 2004

BERLIN - Hundreds of state and federal law-enforcement authorities staged raids in cities across Germany Tuesday against illegal immigrants.

More than 30 arrests were made in the raids by some 600 officers, the German Interior Ministry announced.

The suspects included Algerian, Egyptian and Chinese nationals accused of smuggling illegal immigrants into the country.

Authorities confiscated fake passports, documents, mobile phones and large amounts of cash.

In Bonn, meanwhile, a court sentenced a Czech Republic man to 18 months in prison in connection with the smuggling of 19 Chinese citizens into Germany.

The 26-year-old Czech was caught driving a van in which 19 illegal aliens were crammed inside for days, including six children and a pregnant woman.

DPA

Subject: German news

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