30 arrests after drug raids in Frankfurt and Offenbach based on #Encrochat & #SkyEcc phones hack !
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In the early hours of the morning, 30 people were provisionally arrested. Arrest warrants had already been issued against eleven of these people, including a 32-year-old woman.
The investigations are based on the decrypted communication data from the telecommunications providers EncroChat, SkyECC and Anom.
More than 700 police officers from the Hessian State Criminal Police Office, all Hessian police headquarters and the riot police were involved in the search of 46 apartments and houses. 20 drug and money detection dogs supported the operation, which mainly took place in the city and district of Offenbach, occasionally in Höchst in the Odenwald and in Frankfurt.
Also suspected of money laundering
The public prosecutor accuses the accused of organized gang and commercial drug trafficking. Several suspects are also accused of forming a criminal organization and of violating the weapons law. The accused are said to have smuggled more than two tons of cannabis from Spain into the Federal Republic and then resold it at high profits.
At the time of the search, ten kilograms of amphetamine were still stored in the laboratory, as well as various chemicals and five kilograms of amphetamine base, stretchable to 50 kilograms of amphetamine.
Another 600 grams of amphetamine were found in a suspected buyer. In addition, two small plantations for cannabis, more than five kilograms of cannabis, 800 grams of cocaine, seven firearms that require a permit, as well as cash in the high five-digit range and various luxury items were seized.
The investigations also cover suspicions of money laundering. In order to siphon off the alleged profits, the public prosecutor's office secured assets totaling more than 16 million euros. In addition to police financial investigators, the police also used bailiffs to identify and confiscate the assets. Among other things, 5 properties were fully or partially arrested. Three taxis were also confiscated, which the suspects are said to have used for courier trips to carry out the narcotics business.