On 12 September, Deutsche Welle reported a high-profile trial of a mafia leader and raids against criminal clans.  The trial involves testimony from star witness, rapper Bushido, whose father was Tunisian and whose real name is Anis Ferchichi.  The trial involves a Lebanese immigrant mafia clan.  The accused are from are one of several large families of Arab descent that have repeatedly attract police attention – and, with about 250 members, they are not even the largest.  The article also names the Remmo family, with an estimated 500 members. One of its more spectacular coups was the theft of a hundred-kilo gold coin from the Berlin Bode Museum in 2017, for which three young men were sentenced to several years in February. The gold, worth more than €3 million, has disappeared, and police believe it was probably melted.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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