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Hundreds of kilos of cocaine sold: the police hold 45-year-olds

As of: May 19, 2021 2:37 p.m.

The Hamburg police have caught a man who is said to have smuggled hundreds of kilos of cocaine. The man from Hamburg hid in a holiday home in the spa town of Bad Oeynhausen near Bielefeld.

Investigators discovered the 45-year-old when they cracked encrypted cell phone messages. The hamburger is said to have sold almost a ton of cocaine from South America and more than 750 kilos of marijuana.

Soko "Hammer" found girlfriend

The alleged big dealer was also wanted in Belgium, where he had already been sentenced to ten years in prison for further drug deals. The Soko "Hammer" of the Hamburg police had been pursuing the 45-year-old for months. Target investigators were able to find his girlfriend in Bad Oeynhausen, where the man was arrested on Friday.

AUDIO: Suspected drug dealer arrested (1 min)

Gold bars, luxury watches and cash found

In the holiday apartment, the investigators found 70,000 euros, gold bars, luxury watches and more than a dozen forged passports with which the hamburger apparently wanted to go into hiding. According to the "Hamburger Abendblatt", he is said to have undergone several facial operations in order not to be recognized while on the run.

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NDR Info | News | 05/19/2021 | 3 p.m.