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Suspected ringleader of Corona opponents caught

2023-12-05T14:18:32.989Z

Highlights: Suspected ringleader of Corona opponents caught. The 39-year-old German is in custody pending extradition, the Koblenz General Prosecutor's Office announced on Tuesday. The man is said to have formed a criminal organization and an armed group called "Paladin" with two other defendants from February to May 2021. There were no indications of attack plans, the prosecutor's office said. The group wanted to defend itself armed against Corona measures in Germany, according to investigators. The alleged ringleader is from Rhineland-Palatinate.



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The alleged ringleader of a group that, according to investigators, wanted to defend itself armed against Corona measures in Germany, has been caught in Portugal. The 39-year-old German is in custody pending extradition, the Koblenz General Prosecutor's Office announced on Tuesday. The man, who last lived in Bavaria and was charged in June 2023, is said to have formed a criminal organization and an armed group called "Paladin" with two other defendants from February to May 2021.

Koblenz - In addition, the 39-year-old is said to have produced weapon parts with a 3D printer and trained group members. There were no indications of attack plans.

Previously, the ARD political magazine "Panorama" (NDR) and the NDR research format "STRG_F" had reported on it. Accordingly, the 39-year-old comes from Rhineland-Palatinate. Dpa

Source: merkur

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