Five men were arrested on Monday in a raid in Berlin and Brandenburg.
They are said to have acted as a gang and smuggled more than 1.2 tons of drugs of various kinds into Germany and sold them through intermediaries, as the Berlin public prosecutor announced.
According to the authorities, the street sales value of most of the drugs seized in advance is more than eleven million euros.
Berlin - The searches focused on barber and cell phone shops in Berlin, as a spokeswoman for the authorities said.
The investigators tracked down the suspects between the ages of 31 and 41 by decrypting data from the Encrochat messenger service.
On behalf of the public prosecutor's office, the Berlin-Brandenburg customs investigation office searched 15 locations in the early hours of the morning and carried out the arrest warrants.
Two of them were in Brandenburg.