March 8, 1988 |
West German police officials said Monday they have smashed an international drug ring that smuggled about 615 pounds of heroin into five European countries in recent years. Police said the ring made 12 heroin shipments in recent years to France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, police said. The Federal Criminal Office said the ring's suspected mastermind, 41-year-old Turkish national Bekir Gueltas, is still on the run. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
January 16, 1988 |
Police on Friday sealed off a nuclear processing plant where authorities investigated reports the operator broke an international treaty by shipping weapons-grade nuclear material to Libya and Pakistan. Authorities said the international police organization, Interpol, and the Swedish government also were looking into reports the alleged shipments passed through Sweden.
November 10, 1991 |
A masked man who held 10 hostages at gunpoint in a German bank was shot to death by a police marksman Saturday, ending a 22-hour siege, officials said. He had earlier demanded, and received, a ransom of $5.9 million, believed to be the highest ever paid in Germany, prosecutor Manfred Roesner said. The man, using his captives as human shields, came out of the bank at this city near Cologne to inspect a getaway car he had demanded.
May 31, 2007 |
The tear gas is stocked and the police are helmeted and ready for tens of thousands of anarchists and anti-globalization protesters who are planning rallies and guerrilla-inspired mischief to disrupt the upcoming Group of 8 summit in this Baltic Sea resort.
November 25, 1992 |
Reeling from the shock waves of a right-wing arson attack that claimed the lives of three Turkish residents early Monday, the German government launched a series of measures Tuesday aimed at combatting the growing horror of political extremism.
August 19, 2006 |
German authorities announced Friday that they are searching for suspects in a failed terrorist plot involving propane bombs concealed in suitcases that were timed to explode simultaneously on two regional trains in western Germany. "We are now working on the basis that this was the work of a terrorist group ... and was an attempt to kill a large number of people," federal prosecutor Rainer Griesbaum said at a news conference in Wiesbaden.