Police net gang who shipped two tons of heroin

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18 April 2005, MUNICH - Police in several European nations have broken up a gang believed to have smuggled 2 tons of heroin, security agencies in Germany said on Monday as they scaled back the inquiry after convictions in several nations.

18 April 2005

MUNICH - Police in several European nations have broken up a gang believed to have smuggled 2 tons of heroin, security agencies in Germany said on Monday as they scaled back the inquiry after convictions in several nations.

Police in the German cities of Munich and Wiesbaden disclosed on Monday they had captured 600 kilograms of the drug in the course of raids in Germany, Turkey, Bulgaria and the Netherlands. 

Bavarian police were holding the two kingpins of the gang, a 58-year-old Turkish national and a 52-year-old Bulgarian.

The first man was arrested on 1 July last year and the Bulgarian was detained 17 December in Macedonia and extradited to Germany last month. No date has been set for their trial. So far, 11 other men have been convicted in Dutch and German courts.

Police in 12 nations cooperated in the year-long inquiry.

DPA

Subject: German news

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