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"Reichsbürger" raid: investigators secure 420,000 euros and kilos of gold


In the major raid on the "Reichsbürger" scene, the federal prosecutor confiscated more money than was known. According to SPIEGEL information, the circle of suspects has also expanded in the meantime.

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»Reich citizen« Heinrich XIII.

Prince Reuss when he was arrested in December 2022


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In the investigations against a right-wing extremist "Reichsbürger" group around the Frankfurt businessman Heinrich XIII.

According to SPIEGEL information, the federal prosecutor's office secured Prince Reuss more than 420,000 euros in cash.

According to information from security circles, the investigators also discovered a good 50 kilograms of gold and precious metals.

The security authorities took action in December in a major raid against suspected members and supporters of the group around Prince Reuss.

Around 5,000 police officers were involved in the action.

This was the largest anti-terrorist operation in German criminal history.

24 suspects in custody

According to the Federal Prosecutor's Office, the number of suspects in the proceedings has meanwhile increased to 55 men and women.

24 of them are currently in custody in Germany.

Another suspect - former Bundeswehr Colonel Maximilian Eder - was arrested in Italy and is to be extradited.

Several of the accused are former police officers or soldiers, some were still active in the service.

The number of suspects could continue to increase.

The investigators have discovered more than 120 written declarations in which potential comrades-in-arms committed themselves to secrecy.

Some of the documents threatened the death penalty in the event of a violation.


Source: spiegel

All news articles on 2023-01-27

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