Customs investigators found tons of cocaine in February 2021 in the port of Hamburg. A major raid followed – so the officials smashed an international drug gang.
Hanover – After a record finding of 16 tons of cocaine in the port of Hamburg, the Hanover public prosecutor has brought charges against four men.
The suspects, aged between 30 and 46, are accused of aiding and abetting the import of narcotics in large quantities and gang trafficking in narcotics in large quantities or aiding them, a spokeswoman for the agency said.
According to investigations, an international gang of drug dealers is said to have organized shipments of tons of cocaine by ship from South America to Europe. The four men are said to belong to the gang.
The gang is accused, among other things, of having shipped more than 23 tons of cocaine from South and Central America to the European Union. The record find of 16 tons of cocaine in February 2021 in the port of Hamburg is also assigned to her.
In a large-scale raid last April, apartments and business premises in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Paraguay were searched. Around 20 suspects were provisionally arrested – including suspected masterminds. dpa