Police bust Frankfurt airfreight gang

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19 November 2003 , FRANKFURT - German police swooped Wednesday on a gang alleged to have helped themselves over a long period to EUR4.6 million worth of high-value air cargo moving through Frankfurt International Airport.

19 November 2003

FRANKFURT - German police swooped Wednesday on a gang alleged to have helped themselves over a long period to EUR4.6 million worth of high-value air cargo moving through Frankfurt International Airport.

The gang did not bother with passengers' baggage or low-value freight like imports of kiwi fruit, but concentrated on parcels of computer chips, camcorders and mobile phones, which were easy to resell as stolen goods.

Police raided 10 homes in Frankfurt's suburbs and detained eight men. Prosecutors immediately obtained court orders to hold the two suspected ringleaders in long-term pre-trial custody.

The group had access to most parts of the huge airport, which is one of Europe's biggest airfreight hubs.

DPA


Subject: German news


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