The State Criminal Police Office of Saxony started a large-scale raid in Dresden and Leipzig on Wednesday morning. Hundreds of police officers searched numerous buildings on suspicion of gang trafficking in narcotics, said police spokesman Tom Bernhardt on Wednesday morning. There are also individual searches outside of the two large cities, and the police initially did not want to provide information about the locations.
During the day, the police will comment regularly on the operation, it said. The investigation into the allegations has been going on since last summer, as the police wrote on Twitter. The aim of the mission is to secure evidence and assets as well as to execute existing arrest warrants. The police operation is said to last all day.