Searches in Berlin: Corona aid fraud! repression of Islamists | Regional

Berlin – Raid Tuesday morning for Corona Aid scam. Searches are underway in six federal states.

Nationwide, 59 objects are searched. According to a police spokesman, the focus is on Berlin. There the police are in action in, among others, the Wedding and Moabit districts. There are also raids in Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg and Saxony.

In NRW, four apartments in Frechen, Essen, Wuppertal and Ennepetal were searched. The four defendants come from Egypt, Tunisia and Syria. The prime suspect is said to have spread Islamist content on social media. After investigations at a Berlin bank into Corona Aid fraud, the men from NRW were also discovered.

A Berlin police car is waiting in front of Moabit’s apartment building

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According to BILD information, the searches are directed against Islamists. It is the charge of fraudulent subsidy. The suspects are said to have mistakenly asked for help from the crown.

However, the searches are said to be a nationwide operation. According to BILD information, the arrest warrants were not executed.

Since 11 June 2020, the LKA Berlin has had 82 deaths Investigation team “Krone”. It deals with fraudulent requests for emergency aid from people on the Islamist spectrum.

Benjamin Jendro, spokesman for the police union in Berlin: “As an international metropolis, the capital is of course also at the center of terrorist networks. It is all the more important to look very closely when it comes to financial flows within extremist structures. In this specific case, it becomes apparent that there is apparently no fear of avoiding tapping into state aid to finance the killing of people.”

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